Tuna & lemon pasta

Whip up a delicious tuna and lemon pasta in less than 25 minutes

  • Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 401
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 68g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 350g pasta shells
  • 200g pack trimmed fine beans, cut into short lengths
  • 200g can tuna in oil
  • grated zest of a lemon
  • 1 heaped tbsp small capers
  • generous pinch of chilli flakes
  • olive oil for drizzling


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 8 minutes. Add the beans and cook for a further 3 minutes until both the pasta and beans are just tender. Meanwhile, tip the tuna and its oil into a bowl and flake the fish, keeping the pieces quite large. Stir in the lemon zest, capers, chilli and plenty of salt and pepper.

  2. Drain the pasta and beans, return them to the pan and toss with the tuna mixture. Add a little olive oil if you need to moisten everything. Serve the tuna and lemon pasta on its own or with a tomato and onion salad.

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