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Tuna Penne Salad

Tuna Penne Salad
Tuna Penne Salad

Embrace the summery vibes with this refreshing Tuna Penne Salad. Packed with vibrant flavors, this dish combines al dente penne, tender tuna, sweet cherry tomatoes, and the delightful crunch of frozen peas. Tossed in a zesty lemon dressing with a touch of creamy mayonnaise, this salad is perfect for those warm weather gatherings or as a light lunch. Get ready to savor the taste of summer!

This recipe yields 4 portions.


300 grams penne pasta

200 grams canned tuna (drained)

150 grams frozen peas (thawed)

200 grams cherry tomatoes (halved)

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Juice of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh green onions for garnish


  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, thawed peas, and halved cherry tomatoes.

  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, and extra virgin olive oil until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add the cooked and cooled penne pasta to the tuna, peas, and cherry tomatoes. Pour the lemon dressing over the ingredients. Gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are well coated with the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

  5. Allow the flavors to meld together by refrigerating the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving. Just before serving, garnish the salad with fresh green onions for an extra burst.


  1. Feel free to add additional ingredients like sliced black olives, raisins, diced red onion, or chopped parsley to customize the salad to your taste.

  2. This versatile dish can also be paired with crusty bread or served as a side alongside grilled meats or seafood for a complete meal.



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