Pesto Tuna Pasta Salad

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

I am always looking for recipes that my boyfriend, Bill, can take to work for his lunch. I like to make sure they include both some protein and carbs, since he does heavy physical labor and needs to be appropriately refueled. I came up with this recipe, which met those requirements, and it tastes great, too! It's simple, quick, and travels well.

Top Review by mailbelle

This makes a quick, easy, and tasty lunch. I didn't have rotini, but used small shells instead. Also omiited the olives as I don't care for them. Thanks for posting Jackie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta cooks, mix tuna, pesto, pepper, mayonnaise, cheese, olives, and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  3. When pasta is cooked, drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Add pasta to tuna mixture and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

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