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!
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Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad (No Mayo)

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!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 238kcal
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

  • Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.

To Make the Pasta Salad

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Rinse in cold water.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss well to combine. Serve (See Note)

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8.7% | Vitamin C: 12.1% | Calcium: 3.2% | Iron: 5.6%