PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 10 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS | SERVINGS: 8
This tuna pasta salad is my favorite anytime meal and my go-to for a perfect picnic lunch. It is a simple yet very delicious salad with tender pasta, a creamy dressing, and healthy tuna. This tuna pasta salad is an excellent addition to your next backyard barbecue, potluck, or picnic.
This easy and quick tuna pasta salad is an amazing salad with lots of healthy benefits. Tuna, as we all know, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are great to reduce cholesterol. It is also packed with potassium, immune system-building anti-oxidants, proteins, and nutrients. This tuna salad is not only delicious, but also great for our bodies. If you are looking for another healthy meal idea, you do not have to look any further because this tuna pasta salad is everything! Serve this to a big crowd, eat this for lunch, and keep any leftovers in the fridge for a few days for a quick meal.
½ c. diced celery
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp fresh dill
½ c. diced red onion
17 oz. canned white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
Salt and pepper
½ c. pickle relish
16 oz. uncooked small pasta like shells or farfalle
How to make Tuna Pasta Salad
Step 1: Following the package directions, cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain when done and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
Step 2: Place the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice, and fresh dill in a small bowl. Mix well until combined.
Step 3: In a large bowl, place all ingredients and mix well. To taste, season with salt and pepper.
Step 4: Serve the Tuna Pasta Salad right away or chilled. Keep the salad in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Calories: 498 kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 587mg, Potassium: 318mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 84IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg