Cold Tuna Salad with Pasta

Linda Stevens


I love both tuna and pasta. While working for Weight Watchers I created this recipe for my members. It was greeted with rave reviews!

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
10 Min


2 oz
whole grain pasta shells
2 can(s)
tuna, packed in water, drained
1 Tbsp
onion flakes, dehydrated
1 1/3 c
peas, frozen
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
light mayonnaise
1/2 c
cheese, shredded, fat free


1Boil pasta and rinse in cold water.
2Drain cans of tuna and place in bowl with lid.
3Combine the two: pasta and tuna.
4Re-hydrate minced onion flakes with 2 T. warm water.
5While onion is re-hydrating, place frozen peas in a microwave safe bowl with 1/3 c. water. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Rinse peas in cold water and add to pasta and tuna mixture.
6Add the shredded cheese.
7Strain any excess liquid off the onion and add along with the black pepper to mixture.
8Add mayonnaise last and stir thoroughly. Cover and let chill in refrigerator. Makes 5 generous 1/2 cup servings.
9I will usually scoop a 1/2 cup onto a large lettuce leaf, but it is also good served with crackers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads
Hashtags: #delicious, #creamy