Summertime Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe -
Summertime Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Summertime Tuna Pasta Salad

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"It's fresh, light, tasty and healthy. (Variation: If you are not a big tuna fan like me, try one 7.5 ounce can of salmon, drained and flaked.)"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix dressing, dill weed and ground black pepper. Mix in macaroni, tuna, broccoli, celery and cucumber until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 01, 2003

This salad is the best! I added 1 tablespoon of sugar and an additional can of tuna. This is good no matter what time of year. Quick to prepare and looks very colorful. Tastes amazing!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2005

This would be a good salad to bring to a potluck dinner because it has a good variety of ingredients. However, we felt that there was some flavorings or ingredients that could be added to enhance the taste of this dish.


24 Ratings

Aug 07, 2007

This was very satisfying and nice to have on a hot summer night. I used about 8oz of macaroni, which cooked up to far more than 2 cups. Next time I'll probably only use 4oz uncooked. It really made a ton! I do have to say that if you use less pasta, there will be quite a large amount of dressing. I did not double the dressing and it covered everything just perfect. I could not really taste the dill or pepper, so I may add more of each of those. Also, I added another can of tuna - there was no way 1 can was enough with all that pasta!

Nov 07, 2007

I tried the recipe for a luncheon. It was good, but I doubled the amount of tuna and I would probably recommend using a bow tie noodles to give it a little more pizazz when serving to a crowd. It does serve a lot of people and everyone enjoyed it.

Jun 28, 2008

This recipe is great! I did modify, but I really like the idea of dill in the dressing. I used a whole box of pasta. Added the juice of 1 lime, a few shakes of white wine vinegar, extra pepper, a teaspoon of sugar, peas, onions and 3 cans of tuna. I omitted the broccoli and cauliflower? only because I didnt have it on hand. The best Tuna Mac salad I have ever had!

Jul 02, 2008

My mother used to make a salad similar to this and I've been making it my entire adult life. Instead of the broccoli and carrots I add seeded chopped tomatoes. Also, I think it's important to seed the cucumbers. If you don't do this, leftovers could get really runny. Also, in reading the other reviews, I'm pretty sure the recipe was supposed to say 2 cups of uncooked pasta. It looks like one reviewer thought that was how much cooked pasta should be used.

Dec 26, 2006

This is very yummy, but I did make some changes. I halved the recipe, but used the same amount of tuna and pepper. It seemed bland without the additional pepper. I also used zucchini instead of cucumbers because that was what I had on hand. I really enjoyed this for lunch!

May 27, 2006

This is a great summer pasta salad. I didn't have any cucumbers so I left those out and I added just a touch of sweet relish. Very good. I will make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

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

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