Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

By Rena |

This Tuna Pasta Salad is not only healthy, filling, and utterly delicious, it is easy to make and loaded with flavor. Made with protein-packed tuna, peas, whole-wheat pasta, celery, and then tossed in a tasty and creamy avocado yogurt dressing.

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This tuna pasta salad recipe is best served cold. It can easily be made ahead to take to potlucks and holiday gatherings. Tossed in an easy creamy sauce that’s made with avocados and yogurt for the creamy base.  The best tuna pasta recipe you will ever have and a classic favorite in every household.

HOW TO MAKE TUNA PASTA SALAD

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain and set aside in a large bowl to cool.
  • Place all sauce/dressing ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and well combined.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. Pour the sauce over the pasta, and stir in the celery, peas, and tuna. Then, mix with a spatula until nicely coated.
  • Finally, divide into bowls and enjoy!

HEALTHY TUNA PASTA SALAD

Tuna Pasta Salad Dressing

1 very ripe avocado
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus more to garnish
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chili flakes, or to taste
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

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SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A few questions that you may have. Feel free to leave us a comment in the comment section below if you have any other questions.

How long does Tuna Pasta Salad Last in the fridge

To preserve shelf life, store the tuna salad in an airtight container. Store in the fridge up to 3-5 days.

Can you eat tuna pasta cold

Tuna pasta salad can be served cold. It is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day and does not need to be reheated. Enjoy right out of the fridge.

What to use instead of mayo

Some great options to replace mayo with would be some low-fat Greek yogurt, avocado, hummus, pesto, and mustard.

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easy tuna pasta salad recipe

healthy tuna pasta salad

tuna pasta salad recipe

Creamy and Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad

Easy, creamy, and healthy tuna pasta salad made with peas, celery, and an avocado yogurt dressing.
4.47 from 15 votes
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Whole Wheat Penne or gluten-free
  • 2-3 Celery Stalks chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Green Peas thawed
  • 6.7 oz Tuna in Olive Oil 1 jar, drained and flaked
  • ½ Red Onion thinly sliced, to garnish

For the creamy sauce/dressing:

  • 1 Avocado very ripe
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Dill plus more to garnish
  • ½ Lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tsp Chili Flakes or to taste
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain and set aside in a large bowl to cool.
  • Place all sauce/dressing ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and well combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta, and stir in the celery, peas, and tuna. Mix with a spatula until nicely coated. Divide into bowls and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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Comments

  1. Heidi says

    Can you please clarify what measurable amount reflects what you are referring to as a “serving” ? 1 cup? 1/2 cup, etc…

    • Rena says

      2 oz of pasta for a single serving which comes out to 1 cup. But with the other ingredients its 1.5 cup

  2. Maya says

    5 stars
    Just made this. Very good! The sauce is the highlight! And super easy to make. I substituted red peppers for celery, and increased the amount of veg and tuna to pasta ratio.

  3. Welie says

    I love the idea of using avocado, rich in antioxidants!
    Maybe you can suggest other fruits to replace avocado for its dressing?
    Anyway, thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try it.

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