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Lemony tuna & Zucchini linguine

Who knew just a few little ingredients could be so delicious!

You will just need linguine pasta, 2 zucchini, a lemon, a garlic clove, a can of tuna and some parsley.

This pasta dish is ready in 15 minutes and it is perfect for a quick lunch.



  • 6 ounces of Linguine or Spaghetti

  • 2 small zucchini or 1 big one

  • 1 clove of garlic (peeled and halved)

  • 1 can of tuna

  • 1 lemon

  • ⅓ cup of chopped parsley

  • 2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut the zucchini in thin rounds and set them aside.

  2. Zest and juice the lemon and set aside.

  3. Cook the pasta in a big pan with salty water.

  4. While the pasta is cooking, brown the garlic in a pan with a little oil.

  5. Now add the zucchini, then the lemon juice, and zest. Season with salt and pepper. Be careful with the quantity of salt you use because the tuna is already quite salty.

  6. Cover with a lid and cook for about 10 minutes, checking from time to time to ensure that nothing is getting stuck to the pan. If that happens, add a couple of tablespoons of the water where the pasta is cooking and mix well.

  7. When the pasta is almost cooked, remove the garlic from the pan and add the tuna.

  8. Add the freshly drained pasta and sprinkle some chopped parsley.

Buon appetito!


Did you know that Italy is one of the largest consumers of canned tuna?

We use it as a last-minute meal ingredient, adding it to pasta sauces or nice fresh salads in summer. We especially like it when packed with good olive oil, so that we can use all that flavourful oil to cook with. Try to make the recipe above using the oil from the tuna can, frying the garlic and zucchini with it. Once you try, you will never ever throw that precious oil away!


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