Bows with tuna, olives & capers

This delicious pasta recipe makes a quick and simple supper

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 677
  • fat 28g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 76g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 2.36g


  • 400g pasta bows
  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 200g cans tuna, drained
  • 85g pitted olives, halved
  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed
  • small bunch flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped


A different pasta shape
Match your sauce with a suitable pasta shape. Smooth pastas, such as spaghetti and linguine, go best with light, thin sauces; pastas with holes or ridges, such as fusilli and penne, are better for chunkier sauces.


  1. Cook pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a few tablespoons of water in the bottom of the pan.

  2. Return the pasta to the pan over a low heat, stir in the olive oil and garlic and allow to infuse for 1 min. Toss through the remaining ingredients, season and serve.

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