I was bored and hungry, and wondering what I was going to do with some left-over pesto and some pesky sun-dried tomatoes that I wanted to get out of the fridge. I'm also a low-carber, so pasta was out of the question. It may seem kind of a weird combination, but the sun-dried tomatoes gave the tuna salad a nice sweetness and added an interesting texture.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix the tuna, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

367.8 calories; 24.2 g protein; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 38.5 mg cholesterol; 448.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
Fabulous - and a great way to dress up regular 'ol tuna salad! I did cut back on the pesto a bit and added some minced garlic. I made a wrap sandwich out of this and added some roasted red pepper and crisp romaine lettuce. Perfect with a side of cherry peppers. Thanks DC Girly Girl for another great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2011
I was very excited to try this recipe when I first saw it but I found the tuna a bit strange with the rest of the ingredients. In my opinion I think chicken would be much better in this recipe and I will definitely try this again with chicken instead of tuna. Don't get me wrong I love tuna salad. I eat it as a sandwich at least once a week and obviously there are reviewer whom really like this with tuna. I unfortunately am not one of them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
Fabulous - and a great way to dress up regular 'ol tuna salad! I did cut back on the pesto a bit and added some minced garlic. I made a wrap sandwich out of this and added some roasted red pepper and crisp romaine lettuce. Perfect with a side of cherry peppers. Thanks DC Girly Girl for another great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Hats off to the creator of this girl you ROCK!!! I am not even a fan of tuna but this was fabulous. I served on little garlic parmesan italian toast and it was to die for. I can't wait to try it with pasta! Thanks again! Oh I nearly forgot I did add some pine nuts cause I love them and cut back on the mayo. DIVINE!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2005
This recipe is phenomenal! I will never eat tuna the old boring way again. The only thing I did differently was add a small crushed garlic clove (I neeeeeed garlic in everything!) and it was perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2005
This is the BEST tuna salad I've ever had. I made it exactly as listed and had with a mutli-grain baguette for a nice work lunch. It would also be great mixed with some crunchy veggies and pasta for a salad. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2005
WOW! I would have NEVER thought of this combo! Very tasty! Even threw in a little roasted red pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2007
Delicious! I ended up turning this into a pasta salad (adding in whole wheat rotini) when some guests came over and there was nothing left in the bowl afterwards! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2006
I love tuna but make the worst tuna salad. Not anymore! The pesto sun-dried tomato combination is perfect! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
Great new way of doing tuna! I too was left with half a jar of pesto and leftover sun dried tomatoes... funny how that seems to be the case.:) I too added garlic like one of your reviewers. I had it toasted with a bit of cheddar cheese as well. Gorgeous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2006
I think of this recipe as a gift from above. Thank you. Like others have said it is quick and easy to make with excellent results. I loved it. I think you could have probably used less pesto but for me it was great. I even through in some jalapenos for some "pow". Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2011
I was very excited to try this recipe when I first saw it but I found the tuna a bit strange with the rest of the ingredients. In my opinion I think chicken would be much better in this recipe and I will definitely try this again with chicken instead of tuna. Don't get me wrong I love tuna salad. I eat it as a sandwich at least once a week and obviously there are reviewer whom really like this with tuna. I unfortunately am not one of them. Read More
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