Tuna Tarragon Pasta Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mercy

My husband and I love the unique flavor of the tuna pasta salad at our local Sweet Tomatoes restaurant. The natural sweetness from the tarragon blends beautifully with the mild tuna. I developed this recipe at home and it comes really close to real thing...maybe even surpassing it. The restaurant chain uses a mixed pasta consisting of broken spinach fettucini, broken regular fettucini and sea shells, but I don't usually keep all those pastas on-hand. I also took the liberty of adding peas (I just love peas and tuna together).

Top Review by Mary-Jeanine

My first review for this website...I really like this recipe. It is exactly what I love about the Sweet Tomatoes dish. I happen to have tarragon growing in my herb garden, so I chopped up probably 3 TBSP fresh tarragon for this salad today. I served it to my quilting group of 15 and they all swooned and wanted the recipe. I used Bumble Bee white tuna so it wasn't a strong fishy taste. Thanks for a great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together the first six (dressing) ingredients.
  2. Fold in the tuna and peas.
  3. Toss in the pasta.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Chill at least two hours before serving.
  6. The pasta will absorb the dressing, the flavors will blend and the dried tarragon flavor will really blossom.

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