This Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad is made with elbow noodles, peas, tuna, celery, red onion, mayonnaise, and Greek yogurt. It’s an easy, healthy, dish that is family-friendly and great for meal prep.
This recipe has been updated and was originally posted on 2012.
I grew up eating this tuna pasta salad recipe (we also made this Italian pasta salad, a lot!). My sister would make it at least once a week and we would eat it for both lunch and dinner.
How To Make Tuna Pasta Salad
Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. You can use any type of pasta you prefer.
If you want to add more protein to the dish, try a bean or lentil pasta. If you want more fiber, try whole-grain pasta.
Transfer cooked pasta to a large bowl. Add in chopped onions, celery, peas, tuna, yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Stir everything together, test for seasoning, and enjoy!
How Long Does Tuna Pasta Salad Last In The Fridge?
This healthy tuna pasta salad will last in the fridge for up to 5 days when kept in an airtight container.
How Do You Keep Tuna Pasta Moist?
When kept in the fridge, the pasta will begin to absorb the mayonnaise and yogurt which can make the salad taste less creamy.
To keep the salad nice and moist, add an extra dollop of yogurt (or mayo) right before serving.
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Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 1 cup diced celery
- 2 cans of chunk light tuna packed in water and drained
- 3 cups elbow pasta, cooked
- 1 cup frozen peas defrosted
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta onion, celery, tuna, peas, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
- Stir well and enjoy!