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
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 or white onion
  • 3/4 cup diced dill pickle
  • 2-5 oz. 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*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 8.1%
Vitamin C 28.8%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.