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.

IMG_0037Here’s the printable! Have a great Monday, friends!


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

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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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  1. 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!

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

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

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. This one is definitely a keeper. Delicious!

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

  12. I made it last night and I LOVED it!

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

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

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

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

  17. Husband and picky grandkids loved it. Made it twice this week. Quick and tasty lunch!

  18. Hi Lauren, I have been following your blog for quite a while now and when I need a simple, delicious and quick recipe, I come to your blog. This recipe is one of my staples; I love this for a light lunch. My husband doesn’t like tuna though and I had some fresh peas from my garden the other day so I made this with fresh peas and shredded chicken, so good. My husband gave it his stamp of approval. Thank you for the wonderful recipes you come up with and you are always hilarious, I always look forward to seeing new posts from you.

  19. I had fresh dill that I wanted to use while still fresh and somehow came across this recipe, and I’m so glad I did! I had all the ingredients on hand including some fabulous kosher dill pickles… Although the recipe calls for dried dill, the fresh dill was phenomenal, and I loved the addition of the diced pickle. This recipe is delicious.I plan to make it again and might even add a little more diced dill pickle next time. Thanks for sharing.

  20. This salad sounds so good – yum

  21. Thank you, Pinterest for showing me this recipe! I needed a quick salad from pantry ingredients for a funeral at church tomorrow. These were my changes: regular tuna instead of albacore, the zest and juice of a whole lemon, 2 T fresh dill since it is wonderful now, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp. white pepper and one drained can of garbanzo beans. It is delicious now but by tomorrow when the flavours ‘marry’ it will be phenomenal. Thank you, Lauren!

  22. can you please double check servings….i think 2 cans of tuna plus 1 pound of pasta plus extras will give more servings than 4….thanks

  23. Can’t wait till lunch time!!! Have this chilling in the fridge right now!



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