Fresh Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

Fresh Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe idea for a full meal in the summer. Protein and pasta with fresh salad for a side dish or complete meal.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Meals, lunch, dinner, side dish
  • Method: Stove top No Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  1. 500 g of Rotini pasta. (or other pasta )
  2. 1 medium red onion sliced and cut into small pieces
  3. 1 cup of corn
  4. 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes (red or yellow) cut in half.
  5. 2 cups of shredded lettuce


  1. 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon or lime juice
  2. 1/4 cup of olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  5. 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  6. 1 teaspoon of salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper or lemon pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley



  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together.
  2. Boil the Rotini pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse quickly.
  3. While the pasta is warm add half of the dressing on, and toss together for it to be absorbed by the pasta.
  4. In another bowl add all the chopped and cut up ingredients. Adding in the (drained) whole tuna and breaking up to small bits. Toss together.
  5. Add the pasta to the fresh salad and tuna. Toss together.
  6. Pour over the rest of the dressing and toss nicely so that is is equally mixed and the pasta is coated with the dressing.
  7. Serve lightly chilled or as is, depends on your taste. Serve as a side dish for main meals or eat as a main meal.

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