Tuna and Pasta Salad

Ingredients for Salad with Tuna and Pasta

For salad

  1. Pasta (horns, feathers, bows, shells, etc.) 2.5 cups
  2. Bulgarian pepper 1 piece (large)
  3. Canned tuna 1 can (340 grams)
  4. Canned green peas 1 can
  5. Onion 1 piece (large)
  6. Celery stalk 1 piece
  7. Ground black pepper to taste
  8. Salt to taste

For refueling

  1. Mayonnaise 200 grams
  2. Dried thyme 0.5 teaspoon
  3. Lemon juice 3 tablespoons
  • Main ingredients: Tuna, Peas, Onions, Peppers, Pasta
  • Serving 8 servings


Saucepan, colander, salad bowl, tablespoon, cup, whisk, fork, can opener, kitchen knife, cutting board.

Making a salad with tuna and pasta:

Step 1: Cooking Pasta

Boil water in a saucepan of sufficient size, pour pasta into it. Once the water boils again, reduce the heat and cook the pasta until cooked. The exact cooking time is usually indicated on the packaging.
As soon as the ingredients are cooked, throw them in a colander, immediately getting rid of excess fluid. Since we need friable pasta, not a clump of clumps, to make a salad, rinse them with ice water and leave them in a colander until excess liquid drains from them and they cool down to room temperature.

Step 2: prepare bell peppers.

Peel the bell pepper by removing the core with the shifts from it and removing the tails. Rinse the vegetable, then cut it into small cubes.

Step 3: prepare the onion.

Peel onions and cut into very small cubes. Attention: To prepare this salad, both white onion and red are suitable.

Step 4: prepare the celery stalk.

Rinse the celery stalk, and then chop it in the same way as other vegetable ingredients, that is, in small cubes.

Step 5: prepare the tuna.

Open a can of tuna and drain all the liquid from it. Mash the fish meat with a fork, turning it into a tender gruel.

Step 6: prepare the green peas.

From a can of canned green peas, you also need to drain the excess water.

Step 7: preparing a gas station.

In any cup, for example in a measuring cup, put mayonnaise, pour dried thyme to it, pour lemon juice. Using a regular fork or whisk, mix the dressing to a uniform consistency.

Step 8: prepare a salad with tuna and pasta.

Fold the cooled pasta, bell pepper, onion, celery stalk, tuna fish and green peas in a prepared salad bowl. Add salt and black pepper to taste, mix and season with a mixture of mayonnaise, thyme and lemon juice. Before serving, be sure to try the salad, suddenly it lacks salt or spices. And only after you make sure that you have a delicious meal, proceed to the next step.

Step 9: serve the salad with tuna and pasta.

Place the salad with tuna and pasta on serving plates and serve. The dish is very satisfying, so serve it separately from everything. As a final touch, you can decorate each serving with a sprig of greens or a thin straw of bell pepper. After that, you just have to enjoy the taste and benefits of this charming and original salad.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- In order to make the salad more useful, instead of mayonnaise for dressing, use the oil that remains in the jar of canned tuna.

- A salad prepared according to this recipe cannot be stored for a long time, since pasta is sour and tasteless, so cook only as much as you can eat at a time.

- Also in this salad you can add fresh tomatoes, dill and parsley, and when serving, decorate the dish with quarters of boiled eggs.