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Cooked pasta mixed with vegetables and covered in a yogurt-mayo sauce, this Tuna Pasta Salad may just be the BEST way to eat tuna! Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s easy to bring to a cookout and enjoy for yourself throughout the week.
This tuna pasta salad recipe may or may not be my favorite way to eat tuna (right next to this chickpea tuna salad). Growing up, my mom used to make tuna noodle casserole, so you could say I’ve always been a tuna fan. But, other than eating it in that casserole or on a simple kale salad (or this tuna salad!), I don’t really eat tuna. It’s almost like I forget about it.
But, I opened my pantry the other day and saw two cans of tuna just staring back at me. Sure, I could’ve eaten them with lettuce, but creating this pasta salad seemed a little more fun. Plus, I love that this recipe makes plenty of servings so it can be enjoyed by a lot of people, or eaten as leftovers. Let’s walk through how to make this!
TUNA PASTA SALAD INGREDIENTS
- Red onion
- Greek yogurt sauce: aka, a combination of yogurt and mayonnaise
HOW TO MAKE TUNA SALAD
Cook the pasta: This is an obvious first step, but it’s still important. Cook the pasta as you normally would, and while it’s cooking chop the veggies. If you’re following the Mediterranean Diet, opt for whole wheat pasta.
Add the veggies: Once the pasta is cooked, pour it into a bowl and then add the tomatoes, cucumber and red onion.
Add the “sauce”: In a small bowl, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together until smooth. This mayo is my FAVORITE mayonnaise–it has a better flavor and pairs perfectly with yogurt.
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Tuna Pasta Salad
- 3 cups cooked pasta
- 10 oz. tuna (2 cans)
- 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced
- 1/2 cucumber sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
for the sauce:
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- Cook pasta as you normally would.
- While the pasta is cooking, slice the tomatoes and cucumber and dice the onions; add pasta and veggies to a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients together; then, pour sauce over pasta and stir to combine.