In this post, you’ll find an Italian tuna pasta recipe with fresh tomatoes, anchovies, capers, chives, ginger, and basil.

Make this tuna pasta if you want to enjoy fresh, sweet, seasonal cherry tomatoes and exalt them with the full consistency and umami flavor of tuna in oil. 

Fresh tomato tuna pasta

NOT YOUR USUAL TUNA PASTA

This tuna pasta recipe with cherry tomatoes will enrich your pasta panorama with fancy ingredients and fabulous flavors. The tad of ginger gives it a lemony touch, which turns “pasta al tonno” into a delicious culinary experience.

I used cherry tomatoes cause they’re sweeter. You can use any tomato, especially in Summer, when they’re in season and compete for richness and sweetness.

tuna pasta with cherry tomatoes

MATERA

The city of Sassi.

VENICE

The city of Opulence.

FLORENCE

The city of Renaissance.

HOW TO MAKE TUNA PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATOES

The recipe is very easy. Once you’ve cut the tomatoes in two and chopped or grated a few other ingredients, all you have to do is sautè, cover, and cook in a large skillet, a total of about ten minutes.
Meanwhile, you can cook pasta, drain it and, tadà!, season it.
It is so good, you can serve it at lunch or dinner with friends as a gourmet delight!

fresh tomato tuna pasta

An Italian tuna pasta recipe with fresh tomatoes and tuna fillets.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project

Ingredients

  • 4 salted capers
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup tuna fillets
  • 1.5 cups spaghetti or other long pasta
  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes
  • 4-6 sprigs of chives
  • ½ inch fresh ginger root
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil - about half a gallon and two to three teaspoons of salt.

  2. Cut the tomatoes in two.
  3. Coarsely chop the basil leaves and the chives.

  4. Grate the ginger.
  5. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and brown, over medium heat, the capers and the anchovies (they'll melt) for less than a minute.

  6. Add the tomatoes, cover and cook 4-5 minutes.
  7. Add the tuna fillets, the herbs, and the ginger. Mix well, cover, and cook 3-4 minutes more. Uncover for the last minute.

  8. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain it, and season it with the tuna sauce.

something more traditional

Italian tuna pasta

THE CLASSIC ITALIAN TUNA PASTA

Enjoy your tuna pasta recipe with fresh tomatoes!

Claudia