Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Pasta shells, tuna and veggies make this a satisfying lunch salad or even a light supper. It's convenient to prepare ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin


  • 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, celery, tuna, green pepper, peas, pimientos and onion. Combine the mayonnaise and salt; fold into salad. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 225 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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