Recipe: Pasta with tuna, tomatoes, garlic, capers, and olives

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This pasta dish contains all the best of Mediterranean flavours and can be enjoyed both warm or as a salad.

Preparation time: 15 min

Total time: 25 min

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 450 g penne pasta
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers rinsed, roughly chopped
  • 2 anchovies, finely minced
  • ½ cup pitted black olives such as kalamata, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • ½ cup loosely packed, roughly chopped parsley or basil leaves
  • 1 (160 g) can Elite tuna in sunflower oil, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cracked black pepper

 Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta in large pot of rapidly boiling water until al dente or done to your liking.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.
  3. Place olive oil and the garlic in a large saute pan and turn heat to medium; cook until the garlic is fragrant and lightly golden.
  4. Add capers, anchovies, olives, and tomatoes; cook until the tomatoes start to break down and become a sauce, about 8 minutes.
  5. Toss with cooked pasta. Add parsley and tuna and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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