This is a great recipe to try if you’re looking for an alternative to pasta with basic tomato sauce. Pasta is a blank canvas and lends to every flavour combination imaginable…but sometimes, less is more. All you need are fresh, simple, light ingredients to make a delicious family meal.
This simple tuna olive tapenade spaghetti is a no fuss, healthy family meal to make on a busy week night or when you don’t have any pasta sauce on hand.
Although this pasta is super light and healthy it’s packed with so much flavour. The subtle flavour of the tuna is complemented by the salty black olive tapenade and aromatic capers.
The base components of the sauce-sweet garlic and aromatic extra virgin olive oil add a depth of flavour in this light, fresh-tasting pasta dish.
My kids are huge fans of olives (and tuna) and so this has become one of their favourite pasta dinners. We also spruce up this dish by adding a dollop of fresh, Sardinian bottarga (Yes, my kids each fish roe!).
If it were up to my husband and kids we’d have pasta for dinner every night! I, on the other hand have more of an appreciation for vegan fare.
Nonetheless this tuna olive tapenade spaghetti has become one of my faves, especially for a simple, delicious, on-the-fly dinner for busy nights!