Bow Tie Pasta Tuna Salad
Summer is almost here and this bow tie pasta tuna salad is perfect for those backyard barbecues, pot luck parties, family gatherings and to add to a busy weeknight dinner menu. Super easy, this salad will be a hit whenever it is served.
There’s just something about ‘that crunch’ when eating salads and this definitely has that crunch that is craved. An arrays of flavors from the tuna to the tomatoes, and the red onions to the peas and celery, this is one yummy salad.
All you have to do is boil the water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Add the drained tuna to a large mixing bowl then add the remaining ingredients except the pasta and tomatoes. Once the pasta has been cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. Set the pasta aside until everything else is mixed well. Add the pasta and stir until combined and place in the fridge until well chilled.
I love adding cherry tomatoes to my pasta salads so after this bow tie pasta tuna salad has had time to chill, cut them in half and toss some crisp tomatoes into the salad, then enjoy! That’s it. Pretty easy and does not require a lot of time slaving in the kitchen. This is an easy side dish that can be made the day before.
Letting the flavors mesh together in the fridge just makes this bow tie pasta tuna salad that much more flavorful. So make sure to serve this creamy salad cold. So good. It can be served immediately after making but tastes so much better after it’s been chilled a bit.
Perfect Summer Salad
This makes a perfect salad to serve for all the summer holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Definitely my go-to tuna pasta salad recipe that is requested over and over. Make sure to bring the recipe, you most likely will be asked for it. ;)
An alternative to making this tasty salad even healthier is by using a vegan mayonnaise like Just Mayo® (which you can get at Walmart), and it tastes just like regular mayo!
Try this delicious bow tie pasta salad today
Here are a few more salad recipes you can find on the blog: Red Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Chicken Curry Pasta Salad, Hot Corn Salad, BBQ Bacon Broccoli Avocado Salad, Kielbasa Potato Salad, and Avocado Potato Salad, plus many more.
Bow Tie Pasta Tuna Salad
- 1 12 oz can albacore, in water, drained
- 1-1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 3 Tbsp dill pickle relish
- 3/4 cup red onions, chopped
- 1-2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 16 oz box mini bow tie pasta
- salt and pepper to taste
- Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir tuna, mayonnaise, peas, celery, relish, onions together until mixed well.
- Stir in pasta and gently stir until everything is mixed well.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and place in fridge until chilled. Add tomatoes, stir and enjoy!
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