Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill & Peas

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Let’s talk easy dinners, shall we?

Since my little fire cracker of a son emerged from my womb exactly 1 week ago today, I haven’t really been doing the whole cooking thing. Also, my kitchen is still a work in progress…a different story for another time. But when I do, I usually go into the 15 minute, one pot dinner portion of my brain to see what I can find. Some days I come up with really bad combos which you never see.

But then other times, I come up with something like this Tuna Pasta Salad and just DIE. Because it’s soooooooo good.

Yes, pasta and tuna together are amazeballs with dill pickles, peas and few other yummy things. Is it strange that I crave savory things like cold dill pickles and tuna? I know I’m not pregnant anymore, but I am starving and thirsty all the live long day, so I just shovel in the food. #thejoysofbreastfeeding

Anyways, this is perfect for snacking, perfect for lunch, perfect for a picnic and perfect for summer. It’s tangy, crunchy, oniony and delightful! I thoroughly enjoyed eating this entire bowl.

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Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill & Peas

A little tangy, crunchy and delicious at room temperature or cold. Great for late spring or early summer!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 15

Total Time: 25


1 lb. mini bowtie pasta
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced red or white onion
3/4 cup diced dill pickle
2-5 oz. cans tuna, drained {I used albacore tuna packed in water}
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 cup real mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dried dill
salt & pepper, to taste


Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt water and cook pasta until al dente. Stir in frozen peas and cook 30 seconds. Drain pasta and peas. If you want room temperature pasta salad, don't rinse. If you want cold pasta salad, rinse with cold water.

In a large bowl, stir cooked pasta and peas together with remaining ingredients until everything is evenly coated in sauce {made from mayonnaise and lemon juice}. Serve or refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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26 Responses to “Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill & Peas”

  1. #
    Tieghan — May 6, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Yes! I love this 15 minute pasta! Tuna and pasta is one of my favorites!

    Have fun with that cute as can be little one!


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    Nanette — May 6, 2013 at 4:53 am

    My favorite is the sweet stripe zip in coral/gray. I live in the Portland area too and can always use a jacket. This one is really stylish and could be used for workout or casual dress…


  3. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 6, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Love this Lauren! So fresh and easy!


  4. #
    M.C.@ ThousandStoryKitchen — May 6, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Creative, quick pasta is like, the. best. I kid you not. This looks delicious!


  5. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 6, 2013 at 8:34 am

    That looks seriously perfect!!


  6. #
    Alicia — May 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Looks GREAT! Any suggestions about using greek yogurt instead of mayo? Half and half? All the way? Definitely might be making this tonight!


  7. #
    Kylene — May 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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  8. #
    Lauren @ Dallas Duo Bakes — May 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, that does sound easy! You know what, I’ve never had tuna and pasta together! I can’t wait to try this!!!


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    Amanda — May 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Lauren, I just made this and it is delicious! It was the perfect meal for me to make on a night when you don’t want to go out or spend a lot of time in the kitchen! I managed to have all of the ingredients in my pantry too. Thanks for this great meal idea! :)


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    Heidi — August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and everyone, including the toddler, loved it. It’s so perfect for quick weeknight dinners. We’ll definitely make it again!


  11. #
    MaryAnn — August 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    No pickles at my house, so substituted chopped green olives and capers. So flavorful.


  12. #
    Michelle — July 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    A year later and I’m finally getting around to making this, it was SPECTACULAR!


  13. #
    Cindy — July 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    This one is definitely a keeper. Delicious!


  14. #
    Michelle — July 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Made this tonight and it is SO good! It would be great to bring to a bbq. Thanks Lauren!


  15. #
    Elizabeth — July 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I made it last night and I LOVED it!


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    Kristy Menke — September 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Can u use canned peas if u don’t have frozen???


  17. #
    gayle — September 8, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I added a can of drained & rinsed cannellini beans. It was good!


  18. #
    Mirlandra @ Mirlandra's Kitchen — January 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Yum! I could wrap my head around this no problem. I love hot tuna and pasta. A cold version sounds excellent. Thanks!


  19. #
    Amanda — January 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Pinned this a year ago and finally fixed it. It was as delicious as it looks! Thanks for the great recipe.


  20. #
    Lynn — February 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

    This was fabulous. I did 1/2 mayo and 1/2 Chobani and left out the lemon juice. Love, love, love it! So refreshing.



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