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Tuna and Green Bean Pasta Salad


Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (10 Votes)


  • 8 oz tricolor corkscrew pasta
  • 8 oz green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 can (6.5 oz) tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup pitted sliced black olives (optional)
  • fresh basil springs for garnish


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions but do not add salt. About 7 minutes before pasta is done, add green beans to pot. remove pot from heat, add onion. Drain mixture in a colander, rinse under cold water and drain again.

Step 2

While pasta mixture is draining, in a large serving bowl, combine dressing, parsley, and chopped basil. Mix well.

Step 3

Add drained pasta mixture to dressing mixture. Add tomatoes, tuna and olives. Toss to coat. Garnish with basil sprigs. Serve immediately.


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