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Linguine with Tuna
and olive and sundried tomato tapenade

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min
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This umami olive and sundried tomato tapenade is perfect for flavoring tuna and pasta. You'll be transported to Italia when you bite into it!
Smarts: Double this tapenade and use it for a sandwich spread or an appetizer for an impromptu gathering.


Linguine with Tuna and Olive and Sundried Tomato Tapenade:
  • Tuna (10 oz) - 1 can
  • Linguine - 8 oz
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, cherry - 1 pint
  • Lemons - 1/2, juice of
Olive & Sundried Tomato Tapenade:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, peeled
  • Sundried tomatoes - 1/4 cup
  • Olives, pitted (green or black) - 1/3 cup
  • Parsley - 1/4 bunch, stems removed
  • Thyme leaves (fresh) - 1 tsp, remove leaves from stems
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 2 tsp
  • Olive oil - 1/2 cup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Make tapenade - Pulse garlic clove, sundried tomatoes, olives, parsley, thyme, capers, Dijon, and olive oil in a food processor. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Tuna - Drain.


  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt generously and add linguine. Cook until al dente, tender but not soggy. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water (for 4 servings, adjust accordingly if customizing).
  2. Mix half the tapenade with tuna.
  3. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then tomatoes to the heated oil. Toss in linguine, pasta water, and rest of tapenade until everything is coated.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in tuna. Finish with lemon juice.
  5. Start slow-cooking tomorrow night’s dinner if desired.

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This meal has 58 reviews

made with chicken instead of tuna. LOVED!!

By: Cathi
Posted: Mar 06, 2015
Diet: Original

Great flavor! Nothing lost by leaving out the olives. The tuna was great in this making it even easier to put together. We used albacore tuna- it's a little more expensive, but I feel it tastes less "fishy"

By: Leah
Posted: Feb 09, 2015
Diet: Original

Very good. Splurged on it with Whole Wheat noodles. Much better with wheat noodles than a tomato based sauce is.

By: Christopher
Posted: Jan 22, 2015
Diet: Original

Loved the combination of flavors! Substituted red wine vinegar for the sherry vinegar.

By: Carrie
Posted: Jan 21, 2015
Diet: Paleo

Winner all the way around!

By: January
Posted: Jan 18, 2015
Diet: Original

We used clams instead of tuna (bad prior experience with the stomach flu and tuna fish) and it turned out great. I cooked the tomatoes down a little bit to make more of a sauce. I will make this again.

By: Laura
Posted: Jan 15, 2015
Diet: Original