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Easy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

I had to share this Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe with you before I forget all about it again. This pasta salad is a cold salad, but there is no rule for not to enjoy it in winter! This salad is a great salad to take to your office, maybe add more pasta, and it can turn into a light lunch.

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What You Need to Make a Tuna Pasta Salad

The ingredients are low in calories, available, and when mixed tastes awesome. What you need:

Canned Tuna. I use the one that has water since there is enough fat in the mayonnaise.


Onion, any type will do, we are not going to use much.

Black olives, the green olives are sourer, but you can still use it in this recipe.

Cherry tomatoes are great and add to the flavor of the salad.

Tuna pasta salad ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed.

How to Make a Simple Tuna Pasta Salad

  • First thing first, use fresh vegetables. Make sure the vegetables are not looking all sad, it will affect the taste of the salad.
  • In a bowl, add the vegetables and then pour the dressing.
  • Mix the vegetables and the dressing well and then garnish with sliced boiled eggs before serving.
  • Tuna pasta salad is a cold salad, so when done making it and if you are not serving it immediately, then place it in a plastic container and refrigerate.
Overhead shot of tuna pasta salad on a black table.

What to Serve with this salad

Although this salad can be served as a brunch, it is best served with your main dish. Serve it with my Fall of The Bone Ribs, or try it with my Crispy Spicy Chicken Wings.  

Other Salads You Will Love

Tuna Pasta Salad served and read to be eaten.

You can use low-calorie mayonnaise in this recipe but keep the amount the same. Next time you go for a BBQ, don’t forget to pack this tuna pasta salad with you.

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Easy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

Make this Tuna Pasta Salad when you go for BBQ, or have it as brunch. This salad is hearty and filling!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna pasta sald
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Muna Kenny



  • 1 6 oz canned tuna
  • 6 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 9 black olives pitted
  • 1 medium size cucumber chopped in small cubes
  • 2 tablespoon thinly sliced onion
  • ¾ cup uncooked pasta
  • 2 boiled eggs cut in slices used for garnishing the salad


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a mixing bowl, add all the salad ingredients except the eggs.
  • In a different bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the dressing to the vegetables and mix well.
  • Garnish the salad with the boiled eggs, cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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  1. Easy, versatile and so delicious too. Have a great week ahead, Muna.

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