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Tuna Pasta Salad with Avocado Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Tuna Pasta Salad with Avocado

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"This cornucopia of flavors transforms a regular tuna salad into more than just a meal. If you love avocados, you'll enjoy this refined mix of textures and tastes that'll just melt in your mouth. A delicate blend of black olives, garlic and fresh basil offers an experience you won't forget!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, rinse briefly under cold water and drain again.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Italian dressing, basil, garlic and crushed red pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tuna, tomato, avocado, red onion and olives.
  4. Add the dressing mix and toss until evenly coated.
  5. Line plates with the lettuce leaves and spoon salad on top.
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  • Submitted by: Fruits & Veggies-More Matters®
  • All Fruits & Veggies-More Matters® recipes are healthy recipes that meet strict nutrition guidelines.
  • Nutritional Information per Serving:
  • Calories: 295; Total Fat: 6.4g; Saturated Fat: 1.1g; % of Calories from Fat: 19%; Protein: 18g; Carbohydrates: 41g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sodium: 363mg
  • Each serving of this recipe provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, folate and a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber.
  • Percent daily values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from original recipe ingredients.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 15, 2011

Perfect dish for a warm weather lunch as it's light and flavorful. The avocado adds a different twist to the usual tuna/pasta salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 25, 2011

boring - will not make again


12 Ratings

Apr 14, 2011

I LOVE tuna pasta, but would have never thought to add avocado. Now, I can eat it without it!

Aug 02, 2011

I added a couple tbs of caesar dressing, sun dried tomatoes, and smoked paprika for a lot more flavor!

Nov 14, 2011

This was pretty good. I added more vegetables and olives, used green onion, left the avocado out, and doubled the garlic and italian dressing. Next time I will leave the red pepper flakes out.

Jun 13, 2011

Not appealing at all.

Jan 10, 2012

Great base & idea! I didn't have ital dressing so I made a concoction of my own dressing + a little pesto. SOOOOO GOOD! Try it! I'm so happy that I found this recipe b/c I never would have put tuna with avocado... but it works! The creaminess of the avocado goes really well. Enjoy & thanks for the recipe!

Aug 19, 2011

EVERYONE in the family loved this salad. I did not have fresh basil used 1 teaspoon of basil pesto instead.


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