Pesto Tuna Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe -
Pesto Tuna Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe
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Pesto Tuna Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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"I was bored and hungry, and wondering what I was going to do with some left-over pesto and some pesky sun-dried tomatoes that I wanted to get out of the fridge. I'm also a low-carber, so pasta was out of the question. It may seem kind of a weird combination, but the sun-dried tomatoes gave the tuna salad a nice sweetness and added an interesting texture."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the tuna, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2011

Fabulous - and a great way to dress up regular 'ol tuna salad! I did cut back on the pesto a bit and added some minced garlic. I made a wrap sandwich out of this and added some roasted red pepper and crisp romaine lettuce. Perfect with a side of cherry peppers. Thanks DC Girly Girl for another great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2011

I was very excited to try this recipe when I first saw it, but I found the tuna a bit strange with the rest of the ingredients. In my opinion, I think chicken would be much better in this recipe and I will definitely try this again with chicken instead of tuna. Don't get me wrong, I love tuna salad. I eat it as a sandwich at least once a week and, obviously, there are reviewer whom really like this with tuna. I, unfortunately, am not one of them.

Feb 08, 2006

Hats off to the creator of this, girl you ROCK!!! I am not even a fan of tuna, but this was fabulous. I served on little garlic parmesan italian toast, and it was to die for. I can't wait to try it with pasta! Thanks again! Oh, I nearly forgot, I did add some pine nuts, cause I love them, and cut back on the mayo. DIVINE!!

May 29, 2005

This recipe is phenomenal! I will never eat tuna the old boring way again. The only thing I did differently was add a small crushed garlic clove (I neeeeeed garlic in everything!) and it was perfection!

Sep 22, 2005

This is the BEST tuna salad I've ever had. I made it exactly as listed and had with a mutli-grain baguette for a nice work lunch. It would also be great mixed with some crunchy veggies and pasta for a salad. Wonderful!

Jan 13, 2006

I love tuna but make the worst tuna salad. Not anymore! The pesto+sun-dried tomato combination is perfect! Thanks!

Aug 17, 2005

WOW! I would have NEVER thought of this combo! Very tasty! Even threw in a little roasted red pepper.

Apr 21, 2007

Delicious! I ended up turning this into a pasta salad (adding in whole wheat rotini) when some guests came over, and there was nothing left in the bowl afterwards! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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