Pasta and Tuna Salad (Ensalada de Pasta y Atún)

by Erica Dinho on August 22, 2009

Pasta con atunI love tuna and sometimes when I don’t feel like cooking I just open a can of tuna, ad some fresh squeezed lime juice and chopped tomatoes and that is my lunch. The other day, however, I got I little fancy and added more ingredients to my tuna salad :)

This is a simple and delicious pasta and tuna salad. You can use frozen peas and carrots if you don’t have fresh at home.




(6 Servings)

  • 1 pound bowtie pasta (Farfalle)
  • 4 (6 oz) cans white tuna, packed in water
  • 1 cup fresh peas, cooked
  • 1 cup fresh carrots, diced and cooked
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley


  1. Boil the pasta in salted water until al dente and drain well.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  4. I would like to thank Nora at “NORA THE KITCHEN ‘SPLORER” for the Honest Scrap award.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aysha August 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Wow….a quick and yummy recipe…loved the ingredients…will surely try this…thanks 4 sharing


2 theungourmet August 22, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Perfect salad for a healthy, stick to your ribs lunch or dinner. I love bowtie pasta!


3 nora@ffr August 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM

wow!! vat a delicious tuna salad. love the addition of pasta.. one great dish for lunch! yumm!!


4 nora@ffr August 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM

also Erica congrats on the wel deserved award :)


5 kristy August 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Oh my, this is such a fabulous dish ! My kids love mayo food. I bet they will love this! TQ


6 Erica August 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Thank you all for the comments!!!


7 Oysterculture August 23, 2009 at 6:17 PM

When I was a kid I never liked tuna salad, and now I can’t get enough of it, you’ve given me another great recipe to add to my list.


8 La Mas Linda August 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Ill be making this for lunch today:) I hope the kiddies like it, cus I know I sure will, lol :)


9 Erica August 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting!


10 Krista Nocera September 2, 2010 at 6:09 AM

I love Tuna, its healthy and great for you. I have been looking for better ways to prepare this dish for a while. These days I make sure that the Tuna that I buy is from sustainable fishing sources.


11 Andrea January 4, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Very Easy & Tasty!!!! Easy meal to whip up when you don’t feel like making something complex. Love it!!!!!!!!


12 Mariana April 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I make this exact recipe for my niece once or twice a month. She loves it with lots of lemon.


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