Tuna gets jazzed up with jalepenos and a tangy lemon mayonnaise in this fun summer pasta salad. Serve over a bed of fresh iceburg lettuce. Use more or less jalapenos to suit your taste.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Rinse under cold water until cool.

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  • In a large bowl, gently mix the cooled pasta, tuna, jalapeno peppers, onion, and celery. In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon zest, mustard, and lemon juice. Stir the dressing mixture into the pasta salad to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper, and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

498.2 calories; 33.1 g protein; 49.8 g carbohydrates; 47 mg cholesterol; 464.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2006
Not your typical tuna salad! I halved the recipe only I used 2 full cans of tuna instead of one & a half. I did not have any fresh jalapenos so I used canned instead. I should have decreased the amount a bit to compensate as it had a little more heat than I thought it should have. But it still wasn't too hot for my grandson...he loved it! I did add some shredded mozzarella cheese to cut back on the heat some & it was a very tasty addition to the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2009
Way to spicy and i LOVE spicy things. The lemon tang didn't seem to fit. I don't know... not the greatest. No one liked it. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2006
Not your typical tuna salad! I halved the recipe only I used 2 full cans of tuna instead of one & a half. I did not have any fresh jalapenos so I used canned instead. I should have decreased the amount a bit to compensate as it had a little more heat than I thought it should have. But it still wasn't too hot for my grandson...he loved it! I did add some shredded mozzarella cheese to cut back on the heat some & it was a very tasty addition to the recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2006
Not your typical tuna salad! I halved the recipe only I used 2 full cans of tuna instead of one & a half. I did not have any fresh jalapenos so I used canned instead. I should have decreased the amount a bit to compensate as it had a little more heat than I thought it should have. But it still wasn't too hot for my grandson...he loved it! I did add some shredded mozzarella cheese to cut back on the heat some & it was a very tasty addition to the recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
This is a delicious tuna/pasta salad. The lemon nicely compliments the seafood and the jalepenos provide a suprise. This is an interesting and welcomed bump-up for often-unexciting canned tuna! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
Great Recipe! Very quick! Great zest to it -- a nice change for a tuna dish! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2011
This is so, so, so good! Straight, easy and great tasting as it is. We all LOVED it. Looking forward to pimping it up with some of the suggestions, next time around. Thanks WebsByMegan! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2009
Way to spicy and i LOVE spicy things. The lemon tang didn't seem to fit. I don't know... not the greatest. No one liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2007
Just made this. It's excellent. I didn't follow the measurements for the celery jalapenos and onion exactly. I added more onion. Love it. Less celery. Hate it but you can hardly tell it's in there. Hubby loves celery. And less jalapenos. I used two jalapenos. Was too scared it would turn out to spicy. Either those jalapenos weren't hot or it just needs more. Overall turned out really great. Can't wait to eat it for lunch tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
This was awesome! Made it exactly like the recipe stated. Husband loved it. Light and refreshing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
I thought this was a fantastic recipe! Used 12oz. of bow tie pasta and added some 1/2'd cherry tomatoes for color and went about the rest of the recipe exactly. Home made mayo and fresh jalapenos were awesome! Can't wait to take it to work tomorrow!!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
Both my husband and I loved this fresh cold salad. I made it on a hot summer day and it hit the spot. The lemon zest gave a nice accent to the tuna salad. I did not add the sour cream as we were out and it was still delicious! Read More
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