Creamy Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

Creamy Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is a delightful and refreshing dish perfect for warm days or as a light meal. This salad combines tender pasta, flavorful tuna, and fresh vegetables, all tossed in a tangy and creamy dressing. Easy to make and packed with flavor, this pasta salad is sure to become a favorite for lunches, picnics, or potlucks.


For the Salad:

  • 250 g pasta shells, bows, or fusilli
  • 2 tins (145g each) tuna in brine, drained
  • 5 spring onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • ½ cucumber, cut in half lengthways, deseeded, and chopped into chunks

For the Dressing:

  • 100 g mayonnaise
  • 100 g Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Fill a large pot with water, add a pinch of salt, and bring it to a rolling boil.
    • Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water to cool. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Vegetables and Tuna:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, sliced spring onions, red pepper chunks, and cucumber chunks.
  3. Make the Dressing:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, white wine vinegar, finely chopped garlic, chopped dill, and chopped parsley.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Combine the Salad:
    • Add the cooked and cooled pasta to the bowl with the tuna and vegetables.
    • Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss gently to combine, ensuring all ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    • Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
    • Serve chilled, garnished with additional dill or parsley if desired.


Creamy Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad is a perfect blend of creamy, tangy, and fresh flavors. The combination of tender pasta, hearty tuna, and crisp vegetables makes it a satisfying and nutritious meal. Ideal for picnics, potlucks, or a quick and easy lunch, this pasta salad is sure to please everyone at the table. Enjoy the delightful taste of the Mediterranean in every bite!