Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill
Great tuna pasta salad with dill, perfect for summer parties and potlucks.
Great tuna pasta salad with dill, perfect for summer parties and potlucks.
This is a light & tasty recipe that would be perfect for a shower or lunches. (It keeps well in the 'fridge for several days.) BUT to make it serve-worthy, I suggest the following additions: 1-2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 c finely diced celery, 2 tablespoons sweet relish, 1 c thawed peas, & a couple shakes of celery salt. Also, use a bit less dill than suggest. (I used 1 1/2 teaspoons.) Do not leave out the pickle juice and use a good, homemade kosher dill brand for best results. I used a little more than suggested (3-4 tablespoons). Finally, do not eat it right away: Let the flavors marry for at least 2 hours (simply follow directions). Whew...That seems like a lot, but it's really not too complicated. My husband, co-workers, & I all enjoyed it. It's simple, keeps for a long time, healthy (if you use light mayo & skim milk, which I did), & cost-effective.Read More
This is a light & tasty recipe that would be perfect for a shower or lunches. (It keeps well in the 'fridge for several days.) BUT to make it serve-worthy, I suggest the following additions: 1-2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 c finely diced celery, 2 tablespoons sweet relish, 1 c thawed peas, & a couple shakes of celery salt. Also, use a bit less dill than suggest. (I used 1 1/2 teaspoons.) Do not leave out the pickle juice and use a good, homemade kosher dill brand for best results. I used a little more than suggested (3-4 tablespoons). Finally, do not eat it right away: Let the flavors marry for at least 2 hours (simply follow directions). Whew...That seems like a lot, but it's really not too complicated. My husband, co-workers, & I all enjoyed it. It's simple, keeps for a long time, healthy (if you use light mayo & skim milk, which I did), & cost-effective.
I think this is closer to traditional tuna pasta salad. I would add sweet relish instead of pickle juice,this adds flavor and some texture. I agree to cut the portion of dill so it's not so overwhelming.The boiled egg is also a very good addition. I would finally chop so you don't have big hunks of egg in each bite.
Quick and easy. I used less mayo and switched it to light mayo. I also used fresh dill, and substituted red onion for the yellow onion and added a little salt and pepper. Can be easily "tweaked" to your liking!
This is how my husband likes macaroni salad (though I prefer it without tuna). I usually add 3 or so chopped hard boiled eggs to the mixture as well. Some chopped celery is a good addition too.
Good flavor. Refrigerate at least 4 hrs. (probably overnight would be better). I used red onion. For appearance and texture, it could use extras like celery, finely diced green pepper, and/or frozen peas (thawed).
This was a tasty salad dressing for macaroni salad and this tuna pasta salad. I did not give this particular recipe 5 stars because I felt it needed color. The addition of diced peppers (red, yellow, and orange) would have added slightly to the flavor, but would have added immensly to the appearance.
This was GREAT! Cut the dill to 1.5t, so it wouldn't be overly DILLY. Otherwise, added some green onion and a can of peas. Yum! Next time will try with some hard cooked eggs, as another reviewer suggested. I think that would be very good.
This was really good. Followed advice of other reviewers and added 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 stalks of celery, and 1 cup dethawed peas because we just like bit of extra texture and crunch in our tuna salad. Only used 1 teaspoon of dill. Creamy and delicious even with light mayo and skim milk.
Mmmm Brains' Pasta! Made this for a "Zombie Luau" party and molded the pasta salad to look like, well, brains. 5-star recipe, more stars with a couple additions: 2 ribs chopped celery, dash of curry powder, splash of Vinagrette salad dressing, and 1/2 diced bell pepper. (I like a little more color and crunch in pasta salad.) Don't forget the pickle juice - what a great way to use that pickle-ey liquid left in the jar! Oh yea, and if you want brain-ey pasta like mine, a couple drops of red food coloring.
I used half plain yogurt and half mayo and followed others' suggestion of adding boiled eggs. It was very good, although a tad bland. Next time, I will probably add more seasoning.
Simple and quite good. I used reduced fat mayo, whole wheat pasta, green onions and added about a half cup of chopped pickles, as we are serious about pickles here. I did cut it in half but kicked myself for doing that because I kind of wanted a little more.
One of my Fav. Recipes in the summer..I would suggest Albacore Chunk Tuna for recipes..GIESHA Brand seems very good..and the A&P Brand is very nice..I sometimes add one can of Cooked(in butter)Corn..but yes a excellent recipe.
This was REALLY good, and my husband (who isn't usually a big fan of canned tuna, OR dill) loved it! I have to say it was missing something, I can't quite put my finger on it but it needed a little something. Overall good though!
We really like this. This recipe has replaced my old tuna pasta salad. I've made this a few times for dinner even when the pantry and fridge were pretty empty! The addition of the dill and pickle juice really make a difference in the flavor.
I made the following changes, as suggested by others: (1) used finely chopped scallions instead of chopped onion, (2) added 1/2 c. thawed frozen peas, (3) added 1 c. chopped celery, (4) used rotini instead of seashells, and (5) used reduced calorie mayo instead of regular. I took it to a family BBQ, and for once, I hoped I had leftovers to take home. Delicious! Well done, TexasMomof2.
I added chopped red, orange and yellow peppers for color, and it came out pretty good. The family liked it.
We all loved it, especially my husband. I took advise from some reviews and used sweet relish instead of just some pickle juice. I used w.w.pasta, and added a zucchini chopped up just to use it up. The taste was great, I will make this again!
Really enjoyed this - so easy to adapt to personal tastes. Used 1/2 c. sour cream + 1 c. mayo...added some thawed frozen peas, a bit of cubed cheddar (hubby's request) and some celery salt. Son 'hates' onions, so I snuck in some onion powder instead. Delicious, easy summer recipe - than you!
Very good. Don't leave out the milk, it makes it creamy.
I really loved this recipe. I'm 21 years old and suffer from male kitchen disease. But this recipe was easy and my family loved it. And I listened to MSaggieamy and added eggs and relish. However, I didn't have celery so I put carrots and solantro instead. It came out great
I have a confession. I made this as directed except I didn't have dill, and after I had finished making it I realized I used canned chicken and not tuna. It was still really good! Thanks for the recipe.
I made this and added some olives to it!! yum
Very very good. I don't usually add milk to my tuna macaroni salad, but I did this time and it was much better. Also added peas and spring onions and fresh dill. Very good!
What a great salad!! I didn't have pickle juice so I used apple cider vinegar instead. Also, I vary the veggies I use in this recipe and our family favorites are celery, bell pepper and spring onion.
This is an easy recipe and lasts a long time in the fridge. I use light mayo and 2% milk. I also add 1 cup of frozen peas in the pasta water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Great recipe!
I addeD 2 hardboiled eggs, 2 T. Sweet relish and chopped celery. Delicious!
It was yummy and good my husband didn't like it but i did.
This is a delicious salad. I served it with Multigrain Town House Bistro crackers and fresh sliced tomatoes. Yummm
very simple and easy pasta.... relatively cheap to make too... as written I think it is a little plain... i added a cup for peas to mine... celery or green pepper might also be nice additions as suggested by other reviewers UPDATE: I didn't have any green peas so this time I added diced cucumber and green pepper and it added great flavor
Great tuna pasta salad!
I made this for a cookout and it was a huge hit. I did add one cup of thawed peas to it and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight and it was delicious! Definitely a keeper!
This was a great and easy salad to make. I took it a picnic and my family loved it! We had plenty of leftovers, that we ate for several days afterwards.Will make it again!
Very tasty....I added an extra can of tuna and used fat-free miracle whip. My boyfriend loves it and has been requesting it ever since.
Finally! A tuna pasta salad that turns out for me! Yum! I love this! A big hit at potlucks too! So easy & delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
This is so delicious and great as a side or light meal! Even better with a few personal additions: I add a small can of sliced black olives, half of a red bell pepper chopped, onion/garlic flakes, some cayenne and about a tablespoon of sweet relish to balance the flavor and add some texture. Definitely refrigerate over night. So yummy!
Yum! Very tasty and easy to make. Read some reviews and modified it to my taste. I used 3/4 cup of sour cream and 3/4 cup of lite mayo. I used 1.5 Tb of fresh dill instead of dried. For color and extra taste, I used 1 yellow bell pepper, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 red onion, and 2 Tb relish (in place of pickle juice). The longer the chill time, the best it tastes...overnight is best! Great for picnics or a hot summer day. :)
my mission was to make dinner with ingredients I had on hand. I did a search for tuna and pasta and viola this one came up with a lot of positive reviews. I'm giving the recipe five stars based on my alterations. If I had made it as instructed I probably wouldn't like it because of the texture and taste (too bland and not creamy enough - I added lots of extras!). Here's what I did: In addition to the mayo I also added 6oz of plain greek yogurt, half of the juice of a lemon; plus the zest, about 5-7 tablespoons of peperoncini juice, 1 teaspoon of celery seeds, 1 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of onion salt, a tablespoon of dijon mustard, a dash of salt and pepper. I also used a bunch of fresh dill in place of the dill weed. I also added 4 chopped boiled eggs (based on other reviews.) If I had green onions I would have added that as well and possibly some diced celery (as other reviewers did). Make it how you like with what you have!
I made this salad with only 1 tsp. of dill and it tasted great. Would definitely make it again.
Very good! Love the picke juice! I omited the onion per family preferences. I addded the following: 1/4 C. pickle relish, 1 tsp. lemon pepper, 1 C. peas. I used 13.25 oz. 100% Whole Grain elbow macaroni. This one is a keeper.
With some changes: skim milk instead of whole, + 1/4 cup of celery, 1 cup of peas, 2 hard boiled eggs, celery seed.
Pretty good. Used macaroni instead, added celery and used sweet relish instead of the pickle juice. Would make it again.
I loved this as a basic recipe! I did make some changes to make it a little healthier and more to our taste. I added about a 1/2 cup of green peas and cut the mayonnaise to 1/2 cup. I also did not add milk. I'm sure my version is much less creamy than the actual recipe creates but it was very tasty never-the-less!
Yum!! Sans onions.
This was just what I was looking for. I added peas as the recipe I was trying to duplicate had them in it. With or without it is creamy and savory.
I will definitely add this to my favorites list! Oh so good!
Substituted pickle juice w beet juice and milk for almond milk. Amazing!!!!
Luv it especially since my son also is a fan..I did add pieces of finely cut up pickels too..Will make again!
Great salad!!! I used gluten free pasta which tastes just like regular pasta, ant then pretty much followed the recipe. I added some sweet relish and it was great. Thanks!!!!
We liked it very much and my husband gave me great compliments, so this one is a keeper!
Followed the advice of someone who had already tried this and it turned out so YUMMY! Added a little relish, a little diced celery and a few dashes of celery salt. I also omitted the tsp of salt to stay a little more heart healthy.
this was very good!!! its so easy to play around with. i added peas and about 2 tablespoons of mustard. it keeps for days! its great for a meal or as a side dish with a sandwich or burger. thanks for the recipe!!
This recipe is very good. I followed the directions as stated. The only modifications I made was to reduce the dill to 1 tsp., and only added about 1/8 Cup onions finely chopped. I also added pre-cooked shrimp. My family loved it, and I will make it again.
Pretty tasty. Needed a bit of a kick though...
A little too much like the 'bland Midwestern church supper' food I grew up with. Not likely to make again.
This recipe needs no tweaking to be "serve able". I made this for a baby shower. I increased the recipe to feed 40, and had so many compliments on it AND was asked to make 100 servings to cater a wedding the following weekend! Every time we go to parties my friends request this pasta salad! Perfection! No changes needed!
This is such a hit. I make it every time we have an outdoor BBQ. I always add peas and onions. Our friends and family love it
This was SO delicious! Everyone was raving about it at the dinner I brought it to. I added peas, green onion, red bell pepper, used fresh dill, olive oil mayonnaise, and sustainable tuna, poll/troll caught! Which I recommend to everyone because our seas are wrongfully being depleted of their wildlife due to tuna longline fishing.
I loved this salad and will be making it again soon. I followed the recipe except I used scallions instead of onions and added diced celery and cucumber. It was perfect and all of the green vegetables looked good with the dilly dressing. YUMMO! I can't wait to try it with canned salmon as well! Thanks for the great recipe!
I have to say, I love this. I'm a big fan of pasta salad and I like simplicity to it.
Surprisingly, my kids have liked the dill, so I've added more dill weed and juice from dill pickles. In fact, I now keep jars of the juice after we finish pickles so I have extra flavoring for this recipe. My kids also like this with peas, so I often mix in frozen peas before letting the whole mixture sit in the fridge.
This was a great fast and easy salad to put together. I added celery,not too finely chopped. I started off using light mayo and switched to real mayo(about 1/2 cup)since I ran out of the light stuff. Since I'm a little health freak,my experience with real and light mayo is you may have too use a little more light mayo(if you choose to use that instead)to get a creamier texture,otherwise splurge with the real stuff. I would make this again.
Make it!! Absolutely delicious on its own but I like to add some Emerils Essence to spice it up. Who knew pickle juice could add so much? My family actually fought over the last servings.
Made it according to directions except I used onion powder instead of onion. I have a very fussy eater in my house (so frustrating!) who doesn't like the texture of real onion pieces. We all loved it, even though the pasta absorbed all the dressing. Any suggestions on how to keep it creamy would be appreciated. I can only think of boiling the pasta a couple of minutes more.
Made it a second time.. I'm using up older pasta to make way for the new. Added paprika and a lot more black pepper. Pickle juice this time too. Still no dill tho. Also subbed out half the mayo for plain Greek yogurt.
Loved the fresh taste and the variability of this salad. I found the color to be too white so added (as others have suggested) black olives, frozen green peas and piemento. In the future will replace the onion for red onion and add celery salt. This salad is as variable as your imagination allows! Thanks .
I added one can of drained peas. Other than that changed nothing. Really good!
This is okay as a base, it was very bland. For more flavor, I added more pepper, seasond salt and chopped celery. It made a huge differenc. Good for the days when you want something light.
Great side dish or topper for a green salad. I usually omit the dill pickle juice, as I rarely have any on hand. Sometimes I add some black olives or capers. It always pleases.
Fast became a family favorite, requested at bar-q’s and game night parties. Made as directed in the recipe, always satisfying. Sometimes I’ll throw some peas and shredded cheddar-jack in for a change. (Mood dependent!)
nice combination of flavours. I added green peas to it as shown in picture but not included in recipe.
I added chopped jalapeño and frozen peas. Served over baby raw spinach with a little sriracha as I like it spicy. Delish!
Yummy, but needed a little something extra. I added lemon juice, sweet relish and (thawed) frozen peas. Just right.
I love Dill, so I used fresh from my garden-skipped the pickle juice-yuck (for my taste!) added a can of peas, green pepper, green onion, used greek non fat yogurt instead of mayo, and a few hardboiled eggs. Maybe this doesn't count, b/c it ended up being an almost totally different recipe? lol. that's what I love about AR.com, though-the ability to try and change for my taste. thanks for the recipe!
I made this for my daughter's graduation party and it was a huge hit! Even my kids who don't really like tuna ate it. I did make a few slight changes. I added frozen peas, onion powder instead of onions and used spiral noodles. This is my new go to recipe for tuna salad! Yum!
Great base recipe. I added one additional can of tuna and an additional tsp of dill. I think it added some extra zest. Delicious recipe though. Will definitely make it again. Great summer said!!
Recipe itself I found boring, thus 3 stars, but I made additions of peas, relish, chopped celery and red pepper flakes and it came out really good!
Who knew? At my old age first time I have used milk with the mayo! Fabulous. I added diced celery as a personal preference, but thank you for this tip!
I used fresh dill instead of dried, Small yellow onion and green onion, added 1 tablespoon of garlic salt, 1 tablespoon of garlic pepper, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard, i tablespoon of tajin clasico seasoning and 1 cup of sharp cheddar diced. It turned out to be the best tuna pasta salad I have ever had. Definitely chill overnight.
We loved this recipe. We added capers for a little more tang. So delicious.
Easy. Loved it. My husband really liked the dill added. Second time I made it I added a couple chopped dill pickles and two hard boiled eggs. Really creamy and delicious for summer days
Its a good Recipe you dont need quite so many ingredients though and you dont need to measure. I just added mayo, dill and salt and pepper to taste to the shell pasta and tuna. Simple and a great lunch idea.
We made this salad with a few additions: chopped celery, green onions, and added 3 chopped hard boiled eggs. In addition to the pickle juice, we added 2 chopped pickles. The salad was incredibly bland, even after adding extra salt, pepper, and some seasoning salt. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. I think it needs extra seasonings... more salt, more pepper, maybe some lemon juice? We thought it was "just okay".
Great for pot luck. Easy to make and my co-workers looooved it :)
Followed directions but added the following as suggested by others: "1-2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 c finely diced celery, 2 tablespoons sweet relish, 1 c thawed peas, & a couple shakes of celery salt" Plus letting it sit for a couple of hours. Amazing!!! Never thought anything with canned tuna in it could be so tasty.
Oh. My. I made one small alteration. I just added some peas and carrots. BUT the recipe as is was truly, truly delicious. I quite enjoyed it. Thank you!!! :-D
I used two cans of a albacore tuna, 1 cup of Hellmans Mayo, fresh dill from my garden, sweet baby Gherkin-chopped, finely diced celery and carrots, salt, pepper, dried mustard. I would have added two year aged cheddar from Wisconsin, but I was out. Still good.
Really enjoyed this recipe. I added two hard boiled eggs, olives and 1 stalk chopped celery. Tasted great, nice and easy to make.
This is a great recipe. I love the dill I’m it. I also added 1 tsp. of pepper and no pickle juice. I also added a cup of celery which was great for its crunchiness. Will definitely make again this summer.
LOVED IT! though I deleted the milk, used 4 cans of tuna and added a squirt of prepared mustard - it was fabulous!! Thanks.
This was a good salad. It tastes better the longer you refrigerate it, so I would recommend overnight. Very simple without an overpowering dill taste.
it was just ok.
I love this recipe and added cooked frozen peas and pickle relish. The dill weed brings out the flavor and I served the tuna salad over lettuce.
Very refreshing on a hot summer day. I substituted the mayo and used Goat Milk Yogurt. I added Green Peas to it and let it sit over night in the refrigerator.
great tasting. the pickle juice gives it the zip it needs...
Made the recipe to the T...except I halved it. Basic, simple and tasty. It is a very versatile dish...and could change/add a few ingredients depending on main dishes etc. To those that complain about the dill...it says dill in the recipe title--if it wasnt "dilly"...you would have complained about that too. And to those that said bland...as with any dish, seasoning is usually to YOUR liking...measurements are usually just given because if they said a dash of this a sprinkle of this and a pinch of that...you would be asking for measurements. These people on All Recipes are getting a little too crazy nit picking every little thing about a recipe.
I add frozen peas, cubed cheese, and celery to add volume for larger batches for potlucks or get-togethers.
This hit the spot just right when I was craving pasta salad - despite the load of high fat mayo, I could at least pretend I was eating healthier as this isn't packed with high fructose corn syrup like all the storebought ones are for reasons far beyond my understanding. I also added peas, and realized at the last minute that I didn't have a jar of pickles in my fridge like I thought I did, so I subbed white vinegar and extra dill for the pickle juice, as well as adding a generous dash of garlic powder - turned out great! Unlike other reviewers I don't find lots of dill overwhelming so I just dumped in plenty without measuring. ;)