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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.4
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.1 mg
  • Sodium: 592.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

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L.R. tuna pasta salad

L.R. tuna pasta salad


This is the best tasting tuna or pasta salad I have ever had! This is the best tasting tuna or pasta salad I have ever had!
Number of Servings: 6


    7 oz. Barilla plus elbows, cooked and drained
    1-6oz. can tuna, drained and flaked
    1 carrot, shredded
    1/4 cup copped onion
    3/4 cup smart balance mayonnaise
    1/4 cup 2% milk
    1 T. lemon juice
    2 tsp. prepared mustard
    1 tsp. dill weed
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. pepper


Combine pasta, tuna, carrot and onion. Combine remaining ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Makes 6 cups.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LRUSSELLFAMILY.

TAGS:  Fish | Salad | Fish Salad |

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are the changes I made: 1) 12 oz tuna instead of 6 oz 2) 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper and 1/4 cup diced green pepper instead of carrots 3) 2 tsp Basil instead of Dill and saIt - 7/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow!! I have always loved tuna salad but this is amazing. Had to substitue a few items to use what I had but the combination is really good! Try it for yourself! - 7/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! I used green onion and whole wheat pasta. Save 1/4 cup of the combined dressing to stir into salad when ready to serve for a nice, creamy texture. In addition to the lemon included in recipe, squeeze a bit on top when on your plate and grind fresh ground pepper. So good!! - 8/21/13

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  • I used Dreamfields pasta, 8 ounces of fresh tuna seared and left rare and then sliced in small chunks and plain greek yogurt instead of the mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard. It was delicious! - 1/10/14

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  • Amazing! (And I HATE tuna) With 2 picky eaters in the house, I risked it and whipped this up for lunch. I am sure there are a number of fresh veggies that would be awesome thrown in. We have saved this and plan on making it again. - 1/29/12

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  • Incredible! We loved it! - 10/30/11

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  • I changed the carrot for cucumber and thought it was really tasty! :) - 7/5/11

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  • It was tasty! I made it with gluten free pasta--which I should have cooked longer. They seem to harden when chilled. - 6/29/11

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  • Really good! I tripled the recipe for a church potluck and it was a hit! Love it too b/c you can add fresh veggies and modify it easily with things you have on hand. Will be making again for sure. Thanks! - 3/27/11

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  • Yummy! I'm not big on tuna, but I really enjoyed this. Next time I might double the tuna so it's more like a main dish. - 1/4/11

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  • A nice way to serve tuna. I used one can of tuna and half of the rest of the ingredients since we didn't need as much as the original recipes makes. - 6/4/10

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  • I tried this one yesterday, and I have to say I really like it! I added some sun dried tomatoes and sellerie which make it colorful, and forgot to put in the carrot. Furthermore, I used Barilla plus Rottini instead of the elbows. I really like the Barilla pasta's! But I like this recipe too! - 9/4/08

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  • very good, i added 2 cans of tuna though for some extra protein - 7/6/08

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  • what is barilla - 7/2/08

    Reply from LRUSSELLFAMILY (7/2/08)
    barilla plus is a brand of pasta that is made with legumes and flax seed and other good ingredients. It tastes just as good as regular white pasta but is better for you. Wal-mart carries it right next to their other pasta.

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  • Soooo Yummy, the best I think I have had, refreshing and filling. - 6/30/08

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  • I like it!! - 6/28/08

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