basil tuna pasta salad
  • (6 oz.) multigrain rotini pasta
  • (1/4 cup) canola oil mayonnaise
  • (1/4 cup) fresh basil, chopped
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) ground black pepper
  • (2 5-oz. cans) water-packed solid white tuna, drained
  • (2) celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • (1 large) red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 in. long strips
  • (2) carrots, thinly sliced
  • (1/2) red onion, thinly sliced



Basil Tuna Pasta Salad

A tender multigrain rotini pasta salad with tuna and crunchy vegetables.

Preparation Time

About 15 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes


  1. 1Fill a large pot with 2 quarts cold water and place over High heat. When boiling, add pasta and cook according to package. Drain and place under cold running water until cooled. Drain
  2. 2In large bowl, toss pasta with mayonnaise, basil, salt, pepper, tuna, celery, bell pepper, carrots and onion. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of salad

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 374
  • Total Fat 13.9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 39.7 g
  • Protein 23.9 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium 558 mg
  • Fiber 6 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Pasta Salads

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Fish, Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.