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Pasta with Tuna, Broccoli Rabe, and Saffron



  • Pasta (Conchiglie) 180 g (about 1.8 cups)
  • Drained Tuna Fillets 150 g (about 2/3 cup)
  • Broccoli Rabe Leaves 200 g (about 3 cups)
  • Saffron Threads 0.2 g
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper as needed
  • 1 bunch of Parsley
  • 1 clove of Garlic


Soak the saffron in warm water for 2 hours.

Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water.

In a pan, sauté the broccoli rabe leaves with a drizzle of olive oil, crushed garlic clove, salt, and pepper. Turn off the heat and add the saffron along with its water.

Drain the pasta when it's al dente, add it to the sauce, then add the tuna. If needed, add a bit of the pasta cooking water. Cook for a minute, finish with a drizzle of olive oil, and serve.

Enjoy your meal!

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