Pesto Tuna Pasta Salad


  • 2 cans of light tuna 
  • 4 cups of cooked quinoa or brown rice pasta
  • 1 Large tomato
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 cup of fresh basil 
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • 2 tbsp of light parmesan 
  • olives (optional) 
  • 1 tsp of mustard 
  • 2 tsp of lime juice 
  • 1 tsp of finely chopped jalapeños
  • salt and pepper to taste


Pesto sauce:

  • In a food processor or small blender blend basil, garlic, olive oil and parmesan, until smooth and set aside

For pasta salad:

  • Cook pasta.
  • While pasta is cooking chop all veggies and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in tuna, mustard, lime juice and jalapeños and mix throughly.
  • Once pasta is done cooking drain and run under cold water until pasta is cool.
  • Add cooled pasta to mixing bowl and pesto.
  • Mix throughly again  so the pesto coats the whole salad, add in salt and pepper to taste.

There you have it, a great fresh lunch or dinner idea full of nutrients and goodness!!! Even chop a little avocado and place on top! 

Enjoy!! Great for those hot nights in the summer!

Jenny M.
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