Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad with Capers and Olives is an easy tuna pasta salad recipe. It makes a lovely side dish or a perfect lunch.
Cold Tuna Pasta Salad
I don’t make this cold tuna pasta salad often, because when I do, I can’t control myself. It is soooo good that I keep eating and eating it. It is a perfect side dish to your summer dinner parties, or it can stand alone as a meal. Either way, if you make this, you will be going for seconds!
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Pasta loves me as much as I love it. In fact, it loves me so much it sticks around my hips for months and months… But you have to splurge occasionally, right? I used whole wheat Fusilli for this easy tuna pasta salad recipe to ease my conscience just a little. I am picky about my whole wheat pasta. Some of the brands literally taste like cardboard. I used the Fresh Market’s Brand of the whole wheat Fusilli and it was perfect. This is a cool homemade fusilli pasta video if you want to try to make you own….
It is important to use good quality olives and capers. They will make or break this dish. I like the tiny Capers in Salt 2.2oz Agostina Recca that are brined in salt (Rinse them before using). It is a matter of personal preference, but I have found some very strong capers that have been too overpowering and have ruined my dishes. I also slice the olives so they don’t take over the dish.
This Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad with Capers and Olives Recipe is simple, fresh, and delicious. I hope you love it as much as we do. And if you do, I told you so!!! If you like this recipe, check out: OPEN-FACED SHRIMP AND BASIL LASAGNA RECIPE , and TUNA SALAD RECIPE.
Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad with Capers and Olives Recipe
- 16 oz fusilli
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 6.8 oz canned tuna drained
- 2.2 oz capers
- 3 eggs chopped
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook fusilli according to directions.
- Rinse and cool noodles.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate before serving.