Joanne’s World Famous Tuna Pasta Salad

I admit it, I’m not much of a cook. My husband and youngest daughter are the chefs in the family. I saw a plaque in a magazine once that describes me perfectly. It said “I only have a kitchen because it came with the house” LOL. There is one thing I make really well and everyone seems to love it – that’s my tuna pasta salad. It’s easy to make and usually can be created with items you already have.

I added the “world famous” as a joke, because I have friends and family in both NYC and Florida, who love this. For someone like myself, who is not a cook, it’s quite a compliment. Please tell me if you make it and what you thought of it.

If you substitute anything or change it, I’d love to hear what you did. I’ve tried other vegetables, but tomatoes and cucumbers are always the best ones for us. Enjoy!

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Joanne's World Famous Tuna Pasta Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound of rotini or rotelle pasta
  2. 2 cans of tuna fish. We use Bumble Bee prime fillet solid white albacore in water, but you can also use fresh tuna.
  3. Half a carton of grape tomatoes, cut in half
  4. 1/2 - 3/4 of a cucumber, cut into small pieces
  5. 1 bottle of creamy Italian salad dressing - we use Wishbone or Kraft
  6. A couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise - we only use Hellman's.
Instructions
  1. While the water is boiling for the pasta, start cutting up the tomatos and cucumber. Keep them separated for now. You can also drain and flake the tuna into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and put it in a large bowl. Add a little of the creamy Italian dressing to keep it from sticking. Set it aside to cool down a little.
  3. Add the cucumbers and the tuna to the pasta and mix well. Add a little more of the creamy Italian dressing as you're mixing it. I always mix in the tomatos last so they don't get smashed while I'm mixing the other ingredients.
  4. Set it aside in the refrigerator to chill.
  5. When you serve it, add in 1-2 teaspoons on mayonnaise and some extra dressing if you need it. I try not to add all the liquid before it's being served so the pasta doesn't get mushy.
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  1. Jacqueline
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    This is super yummy! <3

  2. trisha says:

    I love pasta and i love tuna so this looks like a really great combination! I am looking forward to trying this out!

    trisha
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  3. Carolyn G says:

    Oh that looks delish!!!

  4. This sounds SO delicious.
    I would love to eat this for lunch in the summer (or even now since we live in the best state in the union, don’t we girlfriend!)… but I’d make it with canned chicken for hubby, he wont eat fish.
    I also LOVE Hellmann’s and BB prime fillet solid white albacore in water – it is the best.
    Thanks for the recipe… I’m gonna Pin it.
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  5. Diana C says:

    I made this tonight and it was very tasty. The hubby even said to make it again. We ate it a little warm but next time I think I will chill it before serving.

    Thanks! A perfect Lenten recipe.

    Diana C

  6. Tammy says:

    My family doesn’t eat tuna :( But I love it, so I’m going to make this for lunch for me one day!
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  7. Michele says:

    Sounds good to me–but perhaps I would use less of the mayo and dressing. Although I have added a can of tuna to pasta (while it is still hot and eaten it that way-I never thought of adding cukes and tomatoes–thank you for the wonderful idea!
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  8. heather says:

    just started following your blog i love it so many good ideas
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  9. This looks so yummy, and the recipe seems easy enough that even I could make it… :)

    Thank you so much!

    Pinning!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
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  10. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.
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  11. Mmmm, tuna pasta salad, looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday!
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  12. Great addition of protein in a pasta salad!
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  13. Pary Moppins says:

    This looks fabulous…and let’s face it, EVERYTHING is marvelous with creamy Italian on it! :)
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  14. Stephanie says:

    This seriously looks incredible!!
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  15. Joy Williams says:

    This looks soo yummy!
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  16. Kat says:

    Trying this this weekend! I’ll let you know the verdict! It looks yummy!!

  17. Marika says:

    I’m not much of a tuna person, but you’ve captured the food so well in the picture, that my mouth is salivating, lol. Might have to give it a go.
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  18. Kelly says:

    Sounds like a perfect light summer lunch! Thanks for sharing!
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  19. Crischo says:

    This looks great. I love pasta and tuna. Will try it immendiately !
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  20. Jodi Stevens says:

    Totally going to try this with a gluten free pasta! YUM!
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  21. Helene Dohen Bludman says:

    Perfect with gluten-free pasta in my household. Thanks!

  22. Jill says:

    That looks yummy! Love tuna in pasta salad!
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  23. Christine says:

    That’s funny. I love cucumbers and tomato in pasta salad! And tuna rounds it out and makes it a complete meal! Yay!
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  24. Hezzi-D says:

    Love that you added tuna to your pasta salad, sounds great!

  25. Jenne says:

    I love tuna! The problem is my daughter is allergic. This might have to be a lunch idea one day.
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  26. LydiaF says:

    It seems like ages since I’ve had a good pasta salad. Come on Spring!
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