Southern Italian Inspired Tuna Spaghetti Recipe

Posted by Mark McDonald on
Southern Italian Inspired Tuna Spaghetti Recipe


This spaghetti is delicious and simple to put together, perfectly sweet and salty, and features our favourite Rio Mare Tuna. A big thank you to our friends at Sydney Food Sisters for the cracking recipe! 


  • 500g spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 x 180g Rio Mare Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 110g baby capers in vinegar, drained 
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cups baby rocket
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • lemon wedges (optional)
  • Chilli, chopped (optional)


  1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions.
  2. In a large frypan, sauté the onions in oil on medium heat for approximately 6 minutes until caramelised.
  3. Add the spaghetti to the pan and mix through.
  4. Add tuna (with the oil in the jar), pine nuts, capers, green olives and parsley, and stir until the spaghetti is well coated.
  5. Just before serving, fold through the baby rocket. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a squeeze of lemon and fresh chilli.



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