4.93 from 13 votes
This Tuna Pasta Salad is mayo-free, delicious and quick to make. Tossed in a light lemon, yogurt and herb vinaigrette, with canned tuna, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, mild diced red onions, Kalamata olives and capers. This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is the perfect lunch, light dinner or side dish to serve at your next gathering!
Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad (No Mayo)
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 
This Tuna Pasta Salad is mayo-free, delicious and quick to make. Tossed in a light lemon, yogurt and herb vinaigrette, with canned tuna, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, mild diced red onions, Kalamata olives and capers. This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is the perfect lunch, light dinner or side dish to serve at your next gathering!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
For the Pasta Salad
  • 12 ounces short pasta (rotini, penne, farfalle)
  • 2 (5-ounces) canned solid white tuna (in water)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
For the Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Instructions
To Make the Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.

To Make the Pasta Salad
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Rinse in cold water.

  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss well to combine. Serve (See Note)

Recipe Notes

For best results let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or refrigerate for an hour. The pasta will absorbs the flavors more the longer it sits.