This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is full of flavor. Colorful, fresh, and delicious, this tuna pasta salad is a must for your summer gatherings. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Reese Specialty Foods.
There’s not much I love more than a great pasta salad. Except, maybe, a great tuna pasta salad.
It’s hearty, flavorful, and easy to make. It can be made healthier, too—with smart swaps like whole wheat pasta, a lemony vinaigrette dressing opposed to a creamy one, and a healthy helping of fiber, protein, and lots of fresh, bright vegetables.
This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad certainly isn’t your typical pasta salad. It feels like a full meal, and it’s great for a make-ahead lunch or meal prep. Of course, it’s also great for any summer gathering. BBQs, picnics, or an easy dinner where you don’t want to spend too much time in front of a hot stove.
I love pretty much anything that’s inspired by Mediterranean flavors. Mediterranean Quesadillas. Roasted Fennel Pasta Salad. Za’atar Roasted Garlic Feta Dip.
Mediterranean ingredients are bright, fresh, bold, and colorful, destined to be eaten al fresco.
This tuna pasta salad is all of that. It’s laced with fruity extra virgin olive oil, lemon, fresh herbs, marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, creamy feta, and kalamata olives.
Fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, and shallot also come into the mix, adding texture and crunch.
And, of course, the tuna, which adds protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
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This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is just begging you to bring it on a fantastic little summer picnic.
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Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is full of flavor. Colorful, fresh, and delicious, this tuna pasta salad is a must for your summer gatherings.
For the Tuna Pasta Salad:
- 1 pound dry whole grain rotini pasta
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
- 8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup chopped kalamata olives
- 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
- 1 8-oz jar Reese marinated artichokes, chopped
- 1 cup crumbled feta
- 1 shallot, diced
- 10 ounces (2 cans) wild albacore tuna, drained
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
For the Dressing:
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Sea salt and pepper
- Cook the pasta, according to package directions, in generously salted water until al dente.
- Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water.
- Make the dressing. In a mason jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, Dijon, vinegar, dried oregano, and salt and pepper. Shake until emulsified.
- Mix the pasta with the cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red peppers, artichokes, feta, shallot, tuna, parsley, and basil. Pour in the dressing and mix until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
- Let the pasta sit in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 325
- Sugar: 2.9g
- Sodium: 460mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 22g
- Cholesterol: 24mg
I just made this salad tonight! Can we say yummy!!!! The only thing I changed I used garden rotini and mozzarella pearls. Will definitely make this again!!!
Thank you!!!!! for a delicious recipe
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and review, Faye! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
For meal prep, how long can I keep this before it gets spoiled?
I am 100% making this!
I love kalamata olives and all mediterranean flavors. This looks absolutely delicious! Pinning it to try this weekend.
What Corinne Did says
This recipe is amazing! The salad looks so so good! I am always looking for lunch box ideas and this would be perfect!
Blair Villanueva says
OMG your recipes are always makes me hungry! Now am craving for an awesome tuna-pasta salad 😀 Thumbs up for you recipe!
This looks like the perfect summer pasta salad! I have a gathering this weekend and am going to attempt to make this for sure!
Mediterranean food is awesome for weightloss and delicious. Definitely saving this recipe. Thank you.
I’m such a huge fan of Mediterranean food. This looks absolutely yummy!
Jessica Hughes says
I love a good tuna pasta salad! I’ve never seen one with a Mediterranean twist like this, it sounds delicious!
katrina m gehman says
i love a good pasta salad. this looks so good. i’ll have to make it soon.