Tuna salad meets pasta salad in this light and creamy mash-up that’s the perfect side for a picnic or cookout.
If you love tuna salad, you’ve got to make this tuna pasta salad. Here, bowtie pasta is tossed with a light and creamy, lemony dressing and mixed with flakes of meaty tuna, crunchy celery, fresh dill, and tender peas for an easy pasta salad. It is truly the best of both worlds, and a must for summer cookouts and picnics.
The best dressing for tuna pasta salad is incredibly creamy and flavorful, without being too rich or heavy. This version checks all the boxes, plus it’s easy to mix together with a few basic ingredients. It combines mayonnaise, plain yogurt, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, and lemon juice for a tuna pasta salad dressing that’s light, bright, and super creamy.