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4.34 from 3 votes

Tuna Pasta Salad

My Tuna Pasta Salad is the perfect picnic lunch or anytime meal. With tender pasta, a creamy dressing and healthy tuna, it's the perfect meal for any time.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Kristin


  • 16 ounces uncooked small pasta like shells or farfalle
  • 17- ounces canned white albacore tuna packed in water, drained** (see notes)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup pickle relish
  • Salt and pepper


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and the pasta. Cook to al dente (according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice and fresh dill.
  • Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Season to your liking with salt and pepper.
  • Serve at immediately or chilled. Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.


17-ounces of tuna is approximate, depending on the size of the cans you purchase. I used one 5-ounce can and one 12-ounce can. Mix and match as much as you like.