Tuna Pasta Salad

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Tuna pasta salad is quick and good and good for you, packed with tuna and tomatoes and tossed with other good things! The perfect summer supper.


  • 6 ounces short pasta, cooked and drained (I like orecchiette but any short pasta will do)
  • 1 six ounce jar or can of good quality tuna
  • Juice and zest from one lemon
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Pull the tuna apart with your fingers until it is separated into small pieces.
  2. Toss all ingredients together, saving a little of the lemon zest for garnish.
  3. Divide among plates, garnish with remaining zest and serve. I told you it was easy!