Spaghetti with Tuna stuffed cherry tomatoes and courgettes

Spaghetti with Tuna stuffed cherry tomatoes and courgettes

By 25/08/2014

Summer is going so quickly! I want to make the most of all the vegetables I can get hold of! It is so much easier to be creative in the kitchen at this time of year.

Today I must share this recipe of spaghetti with stuffed tomatoes. I stuffed them well with tuna and parsley and had them with courgette strips. Very tasty indeed! A recipe that tastes of summer.

You can replace the courgettes with aubergines if you prefer or any other vegetables of your choice.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Wash the tomatoes, cut off the top and empty seeds and pulp. Sprinkle the inside with salt and place upside down on your chopping board

cherry tomatoes

Drain the tuna of its oil and mix it well with the chopped parsley

tuna and parsley

Stuff the tomatoes with the tuna pressing in well. Put a caper in the centre of each tomato

stuffing cherry tomatoes

Wash the courgettes and slice them thinly with a knife.

sliced courgettes

In a pan stir fry the courgettes with 3 tbsp of olive oil. They should be soft and golden. Then add the stuffed tomatoes and stir fry them for 3-5 minutes.

cooking courgettes

Cook the pasta in salty water then add it to the courgettes and stuffed tomatoes with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Stir well and serve immediately.

spaghetti cherry tomatoes

spaghetti tuna and cherry tomatoes

 

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14 Responses to Spaghetti with Tuna stuffed cherry tomatoes and courgettes

  1. Mich Piece of Cake

    Love this delicious pasta made with summer vegetables! Never thought of stuffing the tomatoes!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Hi Alida,
    What an ingenious idea! Love the little tomatoes filled with tuna and parsley. I love capers and to top off the tomato is a nice thought. Then with the slices of courgettes mixed with the pasta…must taste really good! It is a great combination of flavors and it makes a lovely presentation. Very colorful as well. It reminds me of the Italian flag. Red, White and the Green. Besides this dish is so easy and quick to make…a wonderful meal that is easy and nutritious as well. Great job! Thanks for sharing this one… Have a great week..
    Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you lovely Dottie xx

  3. gloria

    <alida what lovely look these spaguetties with little tomatoes beautiful!!

    • Alida

      Grazie Gloria!

  4. Diana

    Hi Alida! These look divine! I could eat up all those little tomatoes on their own! FAB!

  5. Francesca Catanuso

    Oh this looks so delightful. Mama brought me back some canned tuna from San Vito and I’ve been waiting to use it… Thanks so much!

  6. Alison

    This looks lovely, bet it was bursting with flavour

    • Alida

      Thank you Kirsty!

  7. Honest Mum

    Love this low carb option, delicious! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  8. Jo Hutchinson

    This looks so summery.

    • Alida

      I made it in the summer in Italy 🙂

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