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Tuna pasta salad

Recipe Information

Preparation Time2 Hours, 15 Minutes
Cook Time15 Minutes
Total Time2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Main IngredientTuna; Pasta
CategorySeafood; Rice & Grains
MealLunch; Dinner
TypeMain Dish; Side Dish
DietLow Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein; High Fiber


  • 2 cups uncooked whole-wheat farfalle (bow tie pasta)

  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) unsalted white tuna packed in water, drained

  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped

  • 2/3 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat salad dressing

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, if desired

  • 4 cups fresh spinach


  • Cook the pasta until it is tender, following the package directions. Drain the pasta in a colander, rinse under cold water, and drain thoroughly.

  • Combine all ingredients except spinach in a large bowl, tossing to mix. Place the salad mixture into the refrigerator, and chill for at least 2 hours.

  • Place equal portions of the spinach onto dinner plates. Top the spinach with equal portions of the tuna salad. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 285 cal

  • Total fat: 9g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 28mg

  • Sodium: 467mg

  • Potassium: 487mg

  • Carbohydrate: 28g

  • Fiber: 6g

  • Protein: 23g

  • Calcium: 35mg