I am not even kidding, this is the best tuna pasta salad I have ever tasted, and the reason why is that I have adapted an old recipe with all the ingredients that I like in a pasta salad. I always make this pasta salad for lunch when I go with my girlfriends to the beach or to the lake, and we look forward to coming in for lunch just for this salad.
This recipe has pasta, and you can use any kind of pasta that you like but the bow ties are my fave. I love to add tuna to the salad because it taste great, and the tuna is a great source of protein. I like to have a bowl of this salad for lunch and with the tuna added in, I feel that it is a complete lunch. It has fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions. If you like any other vegetables in your salad, by all means, throw it in. I My favorite ingredient in this salad, and the ingredient that makes this salad so wonderful is the capers. Capers are picked, dried in the sun, and then brined so they are very salty. Some people rinse their capers but I would never do that because I love the saltiness that it gives the salad. If you have never tried capers, please for the love, try them in this salad! They will not disappoint.
The dressing for this salad is amazing. You can use bottled Italian dressing but I beg you to make the dressing especially if you are serving company with this salad.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Tuna Pasta Salad!
Tuna Pasta Salad
This is a pasta salad made with tuna, fresh vegetables, pasta, capers, and a homemade dressing.
- 12 ounces pasta
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 2 Tablespoons capers
For the Dressing
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
Mix all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Mix ingredients for dressing in a small bowl. Pour the dressing on the salad and mix well. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Lynn Spencer says
I knew I liked you! Anything with capers is good in my book. And you’re right, a salad like this is just the perfect lunch on beach/lake days. Thanks for the recipe my friend.
This salad looks great and just in time for the hot summer months.