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Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill Recipe

Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill

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"Great tuna pasta salad with dill, perfect for summer parties and potlucks."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, pickle juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix in tuna and onion. Toss with cooked pasta. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2008

This is a light & tasty recipe that would be perfect for a shower or lunches. (It keeps well in the 'fridge for several days.) BUT to make it serve-worthy, I suggest the following additions: 1-2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 c finely diced celery, 2 tablespoons sweet relish, 1 c thawed peas, & a couple shakes of celery salt. Also, use a bit less dill than suggest. (I used 1 1/2 teaspoons.) Do not leave out the pickle juice and use a good, homemade kosher dill brand for best results. I used a little more than suggested (3-4 tablespoons). Finally, do not eat it right away: Let the flavors marry for at least 2 hours (simply follow directions). Whew...That seems like a lot, but it's really not too complicated. My husband, co-workers, & I all enjoyed it. It's simple, keeps for a long time, healthy (if you use light mayo & skim milk, which I did), & cost-effective.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2006

I used half plain yogurt and half mayo and followed others' suggestion of adding boiled eggs. It was very good, although a tad bland. Next time, I will probably add more seasoning.

May 05, 2007

I think this is closer to traditional tuna pasta salad. I would add sweet relish instead of pickle juice,this adds flavor and some texture. I agree to cut the portion of dill so it's not so overwhelming.The boiled egg is also a very good addition. I would finally chop so you don't have big hunks of egg in each bite.

Jan 22, 2006

Quick and easy. I used less mayo and switched it to light mayo. I also used fresh dill, and substituted red onion for the yellow onion and added a little salt and pepper. Can be easily "tweaked" to your liking!

Apr 07, 2006

This is how my husband likes macaroni salad (though I prefer it without tuna). I usually add 3 or so chopped hard boiled eggs to the mixture as well. Some chopped celery is a good addition too.

Apr 18, 2006

Good flavor. Refrigerate at least 4 hrs. (probably overnight would be better). I used red onion. For appearance and texture, it could use extras like celery, finely diced green pepper, and/or frozen peas (thawed).

Aug 27, 2009

This was a tasty salad dressing for macaroni salad and this tuna pasta salad. I did not give this particular recipe 5 stars because I felt it needed color. The addition of diced peppers (red, yellow, and orange) would have added slightly to the flavor, but would have added immensly to the appearance.

May 26, 2010

This was GREAT! Cut the dill to 1.5t, so it wouldn't be overly DILLY. Otherwise, added some green onion and a can of peas. Yum! Next time will try with some hard cooked eggs, as another reviewer suggested. I think that would be very good.


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 370 mg
  • 15%

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

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