Tuna Niçoise pasta

Tuna Niçoise pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make and 20 minutes to cook

This quick and easy tuna Niçoise pasta recipe is also budget friendly.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
675kcals
Fat
30.7g (5.4g saturated)
Protein
43.6g
Carbohydrates
60.1g (4g sugar)
Salt
1.6g
Calories
675kcals
Fat
30.7g (5.4g saturated)
Protein
43.6g
Carbohydrates
60.1g (4g sugar)
Salt
1.6g

Ingredients

  • 300g pappardelle or pasta shapes
  • 100g green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 3 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Handful pitted black olives
  • 14 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Juice of ½ lemon.
  • 2 x 200g cans good-quality tuna
  • Handful chopped fresh parsley
  • Garnish with hard-boiled eggs (optional), peeled and halved

Method

  1. Cook pappardelle or pasta shapes of your choice in a saucepan of boiling salted water according to pack instructions. When the pasta has a few minutes left, add the green beans and cook until both are al dente.
  2. Drain, reserving 2 tbsp of the cooking water. In a bowl, mix the pasta and beans with 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and the cooking water.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat and gently fry the shallots, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the anchovy, capers, rinsed, black olives, halved, and the cherry tomatoes, halved. Warm for 3-4 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  5. Drain the canned tuna, flake and stir into the pasta with the sauce and a handful chopped fresh parsley. Divide between bowls and garnish with hard-boiled eggs (optional), peeled and halved.

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