Summertime is all about pasta salad in our house. I hate turning on the oven and heating up the house so I make a lot of pasta salads.
Plus it’s so easy to make it in the morning, chill it all day while we’re at the pool, and it’s ready to eat by the time Matt gets home from work.
I’ve spent the summer perfecting old pasta salad recipes and discovering new ones. This tuna pasta salad is so delicious that even the kids love it and ask for seconds.
The Best Chilled Tuna Pasta Salad
- 1 Boz bowtie pasta, cooked & drained
- 12 oz tuna, drained
- 1 Cup celery, chopped
- 1 Cup frozen peas, cooked
- 1/4 Cup onion, diced
- 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tsp mustard
- 2 Cups mayo
- In large bowl, combine pasta and tuna.
- Add mayo, lemon juice, and mustard; mix well.
- Add peas, celery, onions, and Old Bay seasoning; mix well.
- Chill for 2 hours before serving.
1 box bowtie pasta, cooked & drained
12 oz tuna, drained
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup frozen peas, cooked
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp mustard
2 cups mayo
1. In large bowl, combine pasta and tuna.
2. Add mayo, lemon juice, and mustard; mix well.
2. Add peas, celery, onions, and Old Bay seasoning; mix well.
3. Chill for 2 hours before serving.
The leftovers were even better the next day after it chilled all night. I couldn’t believe how much the kids ate and they are not big tuna fans. This recipe is definitely going on our favorites list and I imagine it will be in heavy rotation through the fall.