Dilled Tuna Pasta Salad

Dilled Tuna Pasta Salad


  • 1/2lb pasta (ditalini is a great choice, but whatever you have on hand)
  • 2 cans tuna (in oil or in water, but the best quality that fits in your budget)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (use the real thing - I prefer Hellmans)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (minced)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • sunflower seeds (optional for serving)


1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions - add frozen peas to the pasta water during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
2. Open and drain the two cans of tuna. Put in a large bowl and flake with a fork.
3. Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced dill, salt and pepper. Stir well.
4. Add cooked pasta, peas and halved grape tomatoes.
5. Refrigerate until cold. If the salad seems a bit dry, add a bit more mayonnaise to moisten. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
6. Sprinkle with a small handful of sunflower seeds and serve. Enjoy!

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