Spaghetti with rocket, lemon, tuna & chilli

Prep 10 mins | Cook 12 mins | Serves 4

350g dried spaghetti
14 cup extra virgin olive oil + extra to serve
1 garlic clove, chopped
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1–2 (to taste) small red bird’s eye chilies, deseeded and chopped
75g baby or wild rocket leaves
2 x 185g cans tuna in oil, drained and lightly flaked

Step 1 Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water, following packet directions, until dente.

Step 2 Meanwhile, combine oil, garlic, lemon juice and zest, chillies, rocket and tuna in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss to combine.

Step 3 Drain spaghetti and return to pan. Add rocket and tuna mixture. Gently toss and spoon into serving bowls. Drizzle with a little extra oil and serve.

Good for you ... Rocket

A source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin Ki) and beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation which is important in bones, teeth, gums and the skin. Folate is one of the B vitamins that is needed for formation of blood cells and normal cell division while vitamin K is needed for normal blood coagulation after an injury. Vitamin A is essential for normal vision.

Provides calcium, iron and potassium. Calcium is important for bone structure; iron is needed for normal blood cells while potassium can help balance the adverse effects of salt in the diet.

The slightly bitter flavour of rocket is an indicator of its valuable antioxidant content.