Tuna Antipasto Salad Bowl


When the weather gets hot, we make a big salad for supper several times a week. This part antipasto, part tuna pasta salad, is my husband's favorite. With some crusty bread, it is a meal all in itself. It is easily adaptable to your family's preferences. I sometimes add other kinds of marinated vegetables and/or strips of mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
8 main-dish servings


  • 8 cups salad greens, washed and torn into bite-size pieces

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole pitted black olives, drained

  • 1 (14 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained

  • 8 ounces cooked and chilled shell pasta

  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup chopped tomato

  • 1 ½ cups Italian-style salad dressing, or to taste


  1. Toss salad greens, garbanzo beans, black olives, artichoke hearts, tuna, shell pasta, cucumber, and tomato together in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate salad until lettuce is crisp and mixture is chilled, at least 2 hours.

  2. Toss salad with salad dressing immediately before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute sea shell pasta with macaroni, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
22g Fat
33g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 1509mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 437mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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