Tuna Pasta Salad

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Tuna Pasta Salad is a nutritious, delicious and easy to make meal. Loaded with veggies, healthy fats and protein for a hearty meal.

Loaded and delicious salads are common on our blog. We like making quick meals to feed the family, and what could be more appropriate than a salad. Among our popular salads are BLT Potato Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Salad and Red, White and Blue Feta Salad.

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

I have been testing easy recipes for quick and healthy dinners to keep as sane and this Tuna Pasta Salad is a winner. The Tuna Pasta Salad is so easy to make and it’s loaded with flavors and different textures. It’s a nice way to trick the kids into eating some veggies. The salad is also loaded with protein from tuna. This is the perfect ingredient to deliciously enhance almost any recipe. Also, it’s adding a variety of nutrients including lean protein, healthy fat and important vitamins and minerals.

If you want a quick and healthy meal, loaded with vitamins and protein, look no further and try this Tuna Pasta Salad. It will take you minimal time, and you can have a delicious and hearty meal. You only need to quickly boil pasta, as the rest of the ingredients require no cooking. Just cut them, and enjoy your meal!

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe Tips:

  • Boil the pasta one day in advance. Drain, mix in 1 tablespoon of olive oil (so it doesn’t stick) and store in a container in the fridge.
  • Use pitted olives, or if you prefer whole olives they can be cut in advance and stored in the fridge.
  • Tomatoes can be sliced and kept in a container in the fridge as well.
  • For even more protein, canned beans or chickpeas can be mixed in.
  • Extra veggies can be added: sliced fresh cucumbers, onions, grilled or raw zucchini or grilled mushrooms.

Tuna Pasta Salad

 

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Tuna Pasta Salad
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup  pasta 
  • 1 cup  sliced mini cherry tomatoes 
  • 1  avocado  (pitted and sliced)
  • 1 cup  black olives  (pitted and sliced)
  • 1 cup  feta cheese  (crumbled)
  • 2 4 ounces  canned Tuna  (drained)
  •  fresh basil leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil 
  •  salt and pepper 

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta per box directions, drain and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pasta with the rest of the ingredients, except tuna.
  3. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Add in drained tuna chunks and gently mix in.
  4. Decorate with fresh basil leaves.
  5. Serve!
Calories: 416 Carbohydrates: 25 Protein: 18 Fat: 28 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 48 Sodium: 1057 Potassium: 488 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 3 Vitamin A: 570 Vitamin C: 13.5 Calcium: 224 Iron: 1.9
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Brianne Tursi Manz

This is one awesome pasta salad! Very easy prep, and the protein-packed ingredients sounds delicious!

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Jennifer Leal

My daughter will love this recipes because of the feta and olives - great twist.

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Amy Desrosiers

Yum, I love adding tuna to pasta for a quick and easy meal! My mom always made meals with tuna when we were younger to save money.

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Carol Bryant

I am always up for a fresh new salad. Tuna is a favorite here so I am totally pinning this. Yummy!

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Tara Pittman

Those chunks of tuna look so yummy. This is a salad that I need to make.

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Kathy

This sure does look delicious. I love having a good salad. I'm always looking for ways to switch it up too. I'll have to try your recipe.

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Heather

Yes! This looks SO yummy! I have to make this one for the family this week.

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Wren LaPorte

This looks so YUMMY! I will have to try it, I love tuna and pasta! The best of both worlds!

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Ladena

I love pasta salad but rarely add tuna to them. I really like the sound of this recipe! I'll have to make it for my family soon.

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Kelsey

I love trying variations of tuna pasta salad! Every one is different and I'm so excited to see that your recipe has black olives in it!

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Rachel

I really like tuna in my pasta salad. I haven't had the greek twist though.

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Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

This is my kind of salad - packed with protein and other nutrients! I already love tuna, so this is a salad I can eat anytime!

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