Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Tuna (or chicken)

Kathie Carr


I got this recipe from a friend. Its a very easy and light main dish, great for summer evenings. I serve it with a spinach salad and bread.

When I bring this dish to a church supper I always get asked for the recipe.

A big thanks to Pat Duran for her terrific picture She used cooked chicken and this variation turned out great.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min


  • 1 lb
    box of pasta, shells, bow ties, or your choice
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 ounces) water packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 c
    drained and sliced ripe olives
  • 1 c
    cherry tomatoes, quartered or sliced
  • 1 jar(s)
    (12 ounce size) marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers, drained
  • ·
    sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • ·
    a drizzling of extra virgin olive oil to your liking

How to Make Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Tuna (or chicken)


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.

    Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients. Chill and serve.
  2. NOTE: To extend this salad to serve 6 nicely add one (10 ounce) box of frozen peas, cooked, and one small can of well drained mushrooms.

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