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Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad is a lighter alternative to the classic tuna pasta salad. It's packed with flavor, easy to make, and so delicious! 


Ingredients

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Pasta Salad

  • 300g dry pasta
  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1/2-3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, diced (or 2 Persian cucumbers)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 200g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan pink salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Add the pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add drained canned tuna, sliced red onion, kalamata olives, chopped cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped celery, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, crumbled feta, capers, finely chopped fresh dill, parsley, and chives.
  4. Toss everything together gently until combined.
  5. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, hot sauce, black pepper, and sea salt.
  6. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Notes

Storing: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 791
  • Sugar: 8.9 g
  • Sodium: 1783.6 mg
  • Fat: 37.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.9 g
  • Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 40.6 g

Keywords: healthy pasta salad, tuna pasta salad

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