Mostly Healthy Tuna 'n Veggie Salad

Total Time
55mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

I created this recipe because I wanted something different. I was tired of the same old generic tuna salad and wanted something fairly healthy and cold for dinner on a hot summer evening. So here it is, enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta to desired doneness according to package directions.
  2. Drain well and rinse thoroughly in cold water.
  3. Dice celery and onion.
  4. Cut carrots into"half circles".
  5. Open tuna cans and drain well.
  6. Scoop tuna out into a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add mayonnaise,salt,pepper and lemon juice to tuna and mix well.
  8. Add relish, if using, and mix well.
  9. Add celery, onions, carrots, and peas to tuna mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  10. Add pasta to tuna and vegetable mixture and gently mix well with a large rounded spatula or similar utensil to avoid tearing pasta.
  11. Wash desired amount lettuce or spinach leaves and pat dry between paper towels.
  12. Place lettuce or spinach leaves on serving plates or in bowls and top with desired amount of tuna salad.
  13. Hint: an ice cream scoop works very well for scooping the tuna salad and making a nice looking dish.
  14. Top with shredded cheese, if using.
Most Helpful

When I made this recipe I cut the ingredient amounts in half & still had enough of this great tasting salad for 2 meals for the 2 of us! For me the sweet pickle relish wasn't optional & for the 2nd meal I included the shredded cheese as well & I especially enjoyed the use of the sweeter onion! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]

Sydney Mike May 05, 2010