Recipe Detail

Tuna Pasta Salad

Last updated: May 01, 2014

By Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, CPT for Summit Medical Group

This delicious, healthy tuna pasta salad makes a wonderful main or side dish.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of light, water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup of whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of diced onions
  • 1/2 cup of plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of stone-ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups of mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 cup of cherry tomotoes

Directions

  1. Prepare whole wheat pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Drain the pasta and set it aside to cool.
  3. Mix tuna, green pepper, onions, and celery in a large bowl.
  4. Stir yogurt, mustard, and lemon juice mixture together.
  5. Add cooled pasta to the tuna/vegetable mixture.
  6. Stir ingredients together with yogurt mixture.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25g 8%
Sodium 480g 20%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A 60
Vitamin C 90
Calcium 10
Iron 20
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Notes

Plain nonfat yogurt contains 3 times more calcium than Greek yogurt.

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