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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 Tuna Pasta Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 618kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


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


  • Prepare ingredients by dicing red onion and dill pickles.
    ingredients on a chopping board
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt the water and cook pasta until al dente. Stir in frozen peas and cook for 30 seconds.
    adding peas to water and pasta
  • Drain pasta and peas. If you want room-temperature pasta salad, don't rinse. If you want cold pasta salad, rinse with cold water.
    cooked bowtie pasta with peas
  • 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.
    close up of adding dill and red onions to tuna pasta salad


Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 23.8mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.9mg