- 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells, cooked and drained
- 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, tuna, carrot and onion. Combine remaining ingredients; whisk until smooth. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Tuna Pasta Salad
"I have made this numerous times and the whole family likes it. I always add twice as much tuna as a recipe calls for in order to get enough protein for each family member and this recipe was no exception. And since my husband--raised in the South--likes things to be spicy, I frequently add in about a teaspoon or two of Tiger Sauce to "up the ante" just for him. Naturally, you don't have to do this--it's perfectly fine without the Tiger Sauce--just sayin'."
"This is the only pasta salad with mustard that my picky husband will eat! Our six kids loved it when they were growing up. I added 1 cup of shredded or cubed cheese (used various flavors--cheddar, Colby, pepper jack) depending on what I had on hand. Never any leftovers! Be sure to chill it before serving."
"I have been making this for years. It is a family favorite."
"This is one of our favorites. Great for a potluck. Good the way it is, but I've also added diced boiled eggs and/or sliced olives. Easy to adapt to depending on who you're serving. I've only ever used light mayo and it tastes fine and reduces the fat. You won't be sorry you tried it."
"My husband and sister really loved this recipe. I didn't have carrots so I used celery and red pepper. It was wonderful."
"Love this salad. Easy to make and tasty. Especially good after sitting overnight."
"Luv this salad.I will try this dressing with other ingredients to.Thanks for recipe!!"