Let's Dish With Linda Lou

Where You Taste The Love

Simply, Tuna Pasta Salad

on April 15, 2014

Tuna Pasta Salad

We’ve been doing quite a bit of remodeling of our house with laying carpet and tile. After coming home from work and then spending time on the house we really don’t want anything too heavy for dinner, this dish perfect. It’s my Simply, Tuna Pasta Salad and it’s really easy to make.

In my pantry, I always have two types of tuna. The first one is only for entertaining and/or special occasions, that’s my Italian tuna packed in olive oil. I use for making my Tuna Tapenade.Β The other is tuna packed in spring water is the one I’m using for this recipe.

Italian Tuna

2019-11-22 13.17.55-1

Sweet Basil (2)

fresh basil

Colander-Style Spoon


Photo May 29, 8 05 39 AM


Tuna Pasta Salad




Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Equipment: 6-quart saucepot, colander spoon, mesh sieve, large bowl, chef’s knife

3 (11-ounce) packages of light tuna, packed in spring water
1 1/4 cups of frozen petite peas, thawed
3 stalks of celery, 1/4-inch dice
1 tablespoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup to 1 cup of good mayonnaise (adjust for creaminess)
1 pound of Ditalini (short tube-shaped pasta), cold water rinsed and drained
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

In a large bowl add tuna, thawed peas (still having a little chill left on them), chopped celery, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and mayonnaise.

Gently mix together not to break up the tuna too much but well enough that everything is totally coated with the mayo.

Finally, add the cooled pasta to the bowl, mix to combine. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.

Note: Add additional mayonnaise if you prefer the pasta salad creamier.

Tuna Tapenade

Your comments are wanted and welcomed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: