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Tuna Noodle Pasta Salad – Healthyish Foods

Tuna Noodle Pasta Salad

I made a quick impromptu lunch combining random pantry ingredients I had at home. What emerged, was this incredible tuna noodle pasta salad. Unlike tuna noodle casserole, this tuna noodle pasta salad recipe is served at room temperature or slightly chilled.
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces casarecce pasta, al dente
  • 1 can EVOO tuna, Starkist brand
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled
  • cup white onion , diced small
  • cup celery, sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, minced
  • ½ avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • pasta pot

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  • Next, you’ll add the cooked casarecce pasta, 1 can of EVOO tuna with the oil, diced onion, and sliced celery. Toss until well combined.
  • Top everything with minced jalapeno, fresh avocado, and sliced hard boiled eggs.
  • Optional toppings include, hot sauce and a few sprinkles of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 344kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 564mg, Potassium: 375mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 316IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 2mg