Tuna Pasta Salad

This creamy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe is tangy, crunchy, oniony and delightful! Perfect for a healthy lunch, light dinner or snack to store in the fridge. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad, tuna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 618 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 1 lb. mini bowtie pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion or white onion
  • 3/4 cup diced dill pickle
  • 2 5 oz. cans cans tuna drained, I used albacore tuna packed in water
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • salt & pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt water and cook pasta until al dente. Stir in frozen peas and cook 30 seconds. Drain pasta and peas. If you want room temperature pasta salad, don't rinse. If you want cold pasta salad, rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, stir cooked pasta and peas together with remaining ingredients until everything is evenly coated in sauce {made from mayonnaise and lemon juice}. Serve or refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Tuna Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 630mg27%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 23.8mg29%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.