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Tuna Pasta Salad is so easy to make and it is packed with protein! If you love tuna fish then you will love this pasta salad! 

Tuna Pasta Salad in white bowls.

Tuna Pasta Salad

Hello again! Melanie here again from Garnish & Glaze. Today I’m sharing a super easy pasta salad that’s packed with protein and made light by using Greek yogurt. If you like tuna fish then you’ll for sure love this Tuna Pasta Salad!

How do you make Tuna Pasta Salad?

The first step is to get your pot of water boiling and cook the noodles. After the noodles have cooked for 5 minutes you’ll then add the peas and cook another 2 minutes. If you decide to use a different (larger or thicker) pasta you’ll need to adjust when you add the peas. You only want to cook them for 2 minutes, so toss them in the pot two minutes before the directions on the box says to finish cooking the pasta. Once done, drain and then place in a bowl of ice water. Once cool, drain again.

Ingredients for Tuna Pasta Salad in a white bowl.

Meanwhile, you can get everything else for the salad prepared. For the dressing, you’ll mix together the mayonnaise and Greek yogurt. I prefer to use Canola Oil Mayonnaise since it has fewer calories but still has the same texture and taste of regular mayonnaise. Using Greek yogurt also helps lighten up this classic salad as well as adds even more protein. To season the dressing, add dried dill and salt & pepper, to taste.

Dice up the onions and then prepare the tuna by flaking it into small pieces with a fork. Just make sure you use white albacore tuna for best results. Mix it in with the cooled drained pasta, add the dressing, and toss. Serve right away or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Tuna Pasta Salad in white bowls and forks.

This Tuna Pasta Salad is perfect for lunch or to bring as a side to a barbecue. Enjoy!

Tuna Pasta Salad in a white bowl with a fork.

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Tuna Pasta Salad

4 from 2 votes
Tuna Pasta Salad is so easy to make and it is packed with protein!  If you love tuna fish then you will love this pasta salad! 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 8 ounces dry mini farfalle noodles
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise canola oil or light
  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • Salt & pepper
  • 7 ounces white albecore tuna in water drained & flaked
  • 1/3 cup red onion chopped


  • Boil salted water. Add noodles and cook for 5 minutes. Add the peas and cook 2 more minutes or until pasta is al dente. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water.
  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, dill, and salt & pepper together.
  • Drain the pasta and peas and then place back in the bowl. Add the tuna, red onion, and the dressing. Toss and add more salt & pepper to taste. Serve or chill until ready to serve.



Serving: 6gCalories: 649kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 9gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 486mgPotassium: 432mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1170IUVitamin C: 62mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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About Melanie Dueck

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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  1. I’ve been making this for years! One of my favorites, will try dill next time I also add celery, chicken instead of tuna is good also!

  2. 3 stars
    The salad looks delicious and attractive, I will definitely learn to cook it for my family to enjoy

  3. 5 stars
    I made this recipe and it was very easy and delicious! I will be keeping it in my file for future church gatherings and family get-togethers. It is also perfect for a meal on a warm spring or summer day. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Yum! I’m sooooo into pasta salad right now. It must be spring, but you’re right this is absolutely perfect for lunch.