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a tuna pasta salad in a bowl garnished with fresh dill
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5 from 2 votes

Tuna Pasta Salad

This Tuna Pasta Salad is the perfect picnic food. It is easy to throw together with light delicious flavors everyone will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: picnic recipe, potluck recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 lb medium shells cooked, drained, and rinsed with cold water
  • 12 ounces tuna drained (2 cans) (please note this is the dry weight listed on the can)
  • 1 cup frozen peas see note
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 small red onion diced

For Dressing


  • Cook the shells according to package instructions, being sure not to over cook. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper.
  • Add the noodles, tuna, peas, celery, and onion to a large bowl. Pour dressing over it, and toss to combine.



There is no need to thaw the peas for this recipe. Frozen peas thaw very quickly and can just be tossed with the other ingredients.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g