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Tuna Pasta Salad in a bowl

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna pasta salad is reminiscent of your mom’s classic tuna recipes. It’s a bit more grown-up, but just as delicious as tuna dishes from your childhood.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword how do I make Tuna Pasta Salad, how to make Tuna Pasta Salad, Tuna Pasta Salad, Tuna Pasta Salad recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 473kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 12 ounces pasta cooked according to package instructions to al dente and well drained
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons relish
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Roma tomato (about 3-4 tomatoes) seeds removed and chopped
  • 5 (5 ounce) cans tuna drained


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, milk, celery, red onion, relish, dill, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • Fold in pasta until evenly coated then gently fold in tomato and tuna. If dressing becomes too thick, fold in 1-2 tablespoons, as needed, of milk or water to thin.


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg