Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

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Dorene Clark


I used to love this dish when I went to a local restaurant's salad bar. For years I have tried to perfect the recipe and I think this is it!!
This recipe feeds quite a few people and is great for cookouts and potlucks.


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1 lb
shell or rotini pasta
1 C
celery (chopped)
1/2 C
red onion (chopped)
carrot (shredded)
1 C
frozen peas (thawed)
2 small can(s)
chunk light tuna


2 1/2 C
1 C
sour cream
1 T
3 T
red wine vinegar
2 T
fresh dill (chopped) dried may be used
salt and pepper to taste
2 T
fresh parsley (chopped)

How to Make Tuna Pasta Salad


  • 1Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well and cool. While pasta is cooking mix all of dressing ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • 2Chop vegetables, add to dressing and combine well. Drain tuna and add, finally add pasta and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
    This is a must, in order to let flavors develop.
  • 3Before serving this salad you will need to toss it to combine again. If salad is a little dry add a teaspoon of red wine vinegar and a tablespoon of mayo. Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper to taste if needed.

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