Wholewheat pasta with tuna and green peppers

Tuna is something I eat less and less as it tends to be high in mercury, but sometimes life is busy and you need to cook something quick. So I make pasta with tuna, although these days this happens only once in a blue moon, however, I still wanted to share this recipe with you. I’ve used green peppers as I think they go nicely with tuna but you can use any kind of pepper you want.

Wholewheat pasta with tuna and peppers

Quick and easy dinner
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Petra Kravos


  • 1 small red onion
  • wholewheat spaghetti or other type of pasta (1 person portion)
  • a can of tuna in brine
  • 1 green pepper
  • a handful of sweet plum tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
  • 1 garlic clove (chopped)
  • parsley


  • Slice onion and pepper quite thinly to facilitate fast cooking.
  • Chop the garlic and tomatoes.
  • Boil the water and cook pasta for 10 minutes while you are preparing the tuna sauce.
  • Heat up a spoon of rapeseed oil and sautee onions for a few minutes.
  • Add sliced pepper and garlic and continue cooking on medium heat for a few more minutes.
  • Add some water to prevent it from burning and cook for few more minutes (if necessary) until green peppers are tender enough.
  • Add drained tuna, tomatoes and tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes, adding little water if necessary. Remove from the heat.
  • When pasta is cooked, add a splash of olive oil to it, mix well together and put on a plate.
  • Add tuna with peppers on top and decorate with parsley.


You could experiment by using other types of fish and other vegetables if you like.