Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

If you are adding more tuna to your diet this Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe should be on your list. This salad is the perfect to compliment grilled pork, steak or chicken. Terrific as a light lunch!
Course Salads and Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 302kcal
Author Guest Author Alice


  • 1 lb . box Diatalini Pasta or other small pasta
  • 1 5 oz can albacore tuna I use packed in water tuna
  • 1 16 oz can sliced olives
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup miracle whip
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Put a pot of water on to boil - generously salt the water. When boiling add the pasta and cook to al dente. When the timer's up, drain and rinse with cold water. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of olive oil & a teaspoon of seasoning salt (I use McCormick's). Set aside to cool.
  • Slice the olives, dice the celery into a small dice and thinly slice the green onions. Drain the tuna and flake it well.
  • Add the olives, celery, green onions and tuna to the pasta. Also add the grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mix to combine. Add the mayonnaise & miracle whip - equal amounts of each. Depending on how warm the pasta is you may need to add additional mayo & miracle whip - just eyeball it. You want this to be nicely creamy.
  • Tuck it in the fridge when you're done - stir well before serving, add additional mayo/miracle whip if needed.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg