FoodElevate your holiday menu with this quick and nutritious tuna pasta salad

Elevate your holiday menu with this quick and nutritious tuna pasta salad

Tuna Salad - Deliciousness
Tuna Salad - Deliciousness
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6:02 PM EST, December 20, 2023

A tuna pasta salad isn't just delicious, it's also quick and easy to make. Amidst the flurry of extensive holiday preparations, a simple dish like this is particularly helpful to keep from overwhelming yourself in the kitchen. Such a snack is sure to be popular among all guests. This dish can even be served for dinner, accompanied by a slice of your favorite bread. It is satisfying, nutritious, and above all, extremely flavorful.

Reviving the Tuna and Pasta Salad

This recipe might seem familiar yet it has somewhat lost its charm over the years. However, a canned tuna salad isn't just a holiday recipe - it's equally suitable for parties, including New Year's Eve celebrations. It's suggested to use orzo pasta for this recipe, as it resembles tiny rice grains.


Tuna Salad - Delicacies
Tuna Salad - Delicacies© Canva
  • 2 cans of tuna in its own juice,
  • 5.3 ounces of orzo pasta,
  • 1 red bell pepper,
  • 4 pickles,
  • 4 eggs,
  • 1 can of corn,
  • 1/2 a medium-sized red onion,
  • 1/3 cup of peeled sunflower seeds,
  • A few lettuce leaves to line the salad bowl,
  • Salt and pepper to taste,
  • Mayonnaise.


  1. Fill a large pot with water and salt it. Once it comes to a boil, add the pasta and cook it according to the instructions on the package. The pasta should be al dente.
  2. Hard boil the eggs. After they're done, peel and dice them.
  3. Drain the corn and tuna.
  4. Slice the pickles and bell pepper into thin strips.
  5. Add the pasta, eggs, onion, corn, tuna, pickles, and bell pepper to the bowl.
  6. Stir everything well.
  7. Add mayonnaise to the salad and season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  8. Move the salad into a bowl lined with lettuce leaves.
  9. Garnish the entire dish with sunflower seeds. For added flavor, consider roasting them in a pan first.

If preferred, you can use cooked rice in place of pasta. The salad should be stored in the refrigerator. It can be kept there for up to 3 days when properly sealed.

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