Perfect for bringing to your next potluck or BBQ, this healthy tuna pasta salad comes together in just 20 minutes! Packed with vegetables and canned tuna, it features short noodles coated in a lusciously creamy Greek yogurt dressing. Serve this tuna pasta salad cold with an extra sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Pasta salad in a large bowl made with whole grain rotini, canned tuna, red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, green peas, and a creamy greek yogurt dill dressing.

If you’re like me and love a good creamy pasta salad, you’re going DIE for this recipe!

Not only is it satisfyingly creamy, it’s actually really good for you too. One of my missions lately has been to create delicious and nutritious salad recipes, because healthy salads do not need to be boring.

This healthy tuna pasta salad recipe features whole grain pasta, canned tuna, fresh and cooked veggies like cucumber, celery, and peas, and the best part: a creamy, tangy greek-yogurt based dressing.

It’s a big salad, and a cold tuna pasta salad, so it’s great to bring to gatherings – especially warm weather BBQs and cookouts. It’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends! I love serving it up with my favourite grilled proteins like chicken in the summertime, and I hope you do too!

Pasta salad in a large bowl made with whole grain rotini, canned tuna, red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, green peas, and a creamy greek yogurt dill dressing.

My Favourite Not-So Secret Ingredient:

Being a Registered Dietitian, I translate my training in nutrition into my recipes.

One of my favourite things to make is Greek yogurt recipes,. It’s a great way to add complete protein and important nutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, and zinc to dishes. And when you add it to salads, dressings, and sauces, it helps make them creamy too!

Recipes I’ve already added a Greek-yogurt nutrition boost to include my egg salad with Greek yogurt, my healthy and creamy potato salad, and now, this tuna noodle salad!

The Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad Ingredients:

For the Pasta Salad:

  • A short, whole grain pasta like rotini, fusilli, or penne
  • Chopped cucumber, celery, and red bell pepper
  • Cooked frozen peas
  • Canned flaked tuna
tuna pasta salad ingredients including rotini pasta, green peas, celery, red bell pepper, cucumber, and canned tuna measured into bowls.

For the Creamy Dill Dressing:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh dill (or dried dill)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper

How to Make This Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe:

Step 1: Combine Pasta, Veggies and Tuna

Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, prep the vegetables by chopping the cucumber, celery and red bell pepper, and cook frozen peas according to package directions.

When the pasta is cooked, rinse with cool water, then add to a large bowl with chopped vegetables and cooked peas. Drain and rinse the canned tuna and add this to the bowl as well.

Step 2: Make Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad Dressing

In a separate bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice and dijon mustard. Add chopped fresh dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix until well-combined.

Step 3: Mix Everything Together!

Add dressing to the bowl of salad ingredients and mix well until everything is coated with dressing and well-combined. If you have time, place the pasta salad in the fridge to chill for 20-30 minutes prior to serving.

How to Store Leftovers:

If you have leftovers (which you may – this recipe makes a lot), simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge. This healthy tuna pasta salad should keep well in the fridge up to 5 days. Give the pasta salad a good mix before serving the leftovers!

Pasta salad in a large bowl made with whole grain rotini, canned tuna, red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, green peas, and a creamy greek yogurt dill dressing.

Love pasta salad? Next, try my Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad with Mozzarella Balls!

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A healthy tuna pasta salad made with rotini pasta, red peppers, cucumber, celery, peas, tuna and a creamy greek yogurt dill dressing.

Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad with Peas (Serve Cold)

Perfect for bringing to your next potluck or BBQ, this healthy tuna pasta salad comes together in just 20 minutes! Packed with vegetables and canned tuna, it features short noodles coated in a lusciously creamy Greek yogurt dressing.Serve this tuna pasta salad cold with an extra sprinkling of salt and pepper.
4.67 from 6 ratings

Ingredients

For the Pasta Salad:

  • 1 375g box whole wheat rotini pasta, or fusilli/penne
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper, or sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked frozen peas
  • 1 12 oz. can flaked white tuna, drained

For the Dressing:

Instructions 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain and rinse with cool water and add to a large bowl with chopped cucumber, celery, red bell pepper, peas, and tuna.
    Large bowl with rotini, chopped vegetables, and tuna.
  • In a separate bowl, make the dressing by whisking together greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice and dijon mustard. Stir in chopped dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well-combined.
    Healthy tuna pasta salad dressing in a bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over salad ingredients and mix well until all ingredients are well-coated and combined. Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper as necessary.
    Large bowl with rotini, chopped vegetables, tuna and creamy dill dressing mixed together.
  • If you can, chill pasta salad in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
    A creamy, healthy tuna pasta salad in a large bowl made with whole grain rotini, red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, green peas, and a creamy greek yogurt dill dressing.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days. Give the salad a good mix before serving leftovers!
Serving: 16th of recipe, Calories: 361kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 517mg, Potassium: 426mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g
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