Tuna and Whole-Wheat Puttanesca

An easy dinner for two, this recipe can be made in under 30 minutes with minimal fuss
Tuna and Whole-Wheat Puttanesca
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Tuna and Whole-Wheat Puttanesca
September 04, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Serves 2
PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Mia Blundell


200g spinneysFOOD Whole Wheat Spaghetti
3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Dried Oregano
1 tbsp tomato purée
1/2 tin spinneysFOOD Peeled Italian Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 x 185g tin spinneysFOOD Tuna Flakes in Brine, drained
80g kalamata olives, pitted
40g capers

To serve

spinneysFOOD Whole Black Pepper, freshly ground
A handful of spinneysFOOD Fresh Basil, for garnishing


  • 1

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 minutes, until al dente or cooked to your liking. Drain and reserve a cup of the water.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, in a large pan, fry the garlic for 3 minutes over a low heat in olive oil.

  • 3

    Add the oregano and tomato purée and fry for 1 minute.

  • 4

    Add the cherry tomatoes and brown sugar and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

  • 5

    Add the spaghetti and the reserved water, as well as the tuna, olives and capers. Mix everything together, making sure to let the tuna, capers and olives warm through.

  • 6

    Serve immediately with a generous sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper and basil leaves.


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