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Tuna pasta salad with grape tomatoes in a blue-green bowl.
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Tuna Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ditch the mayo and bring this Tuna Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette to the next backyard barbecue or family picnic. A lightened-up classic is always a surefire winner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, Pasta, Pasta Salad, tuna
Servings: 10
Calories: 197.8kcal


  • 12 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 8 ounces canned tuna (in water) drained
  • 3 stalks celery cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • 1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 8 leaves basil thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt to taste

The dressing:


  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Salt well. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water until cooled down.
  • Transfer the cooled pasta to a large bowl. Add the tuna, celery, tomatoes, green onions, feta cheese, parsley, capers and basil. Stir to combine.
  • Pour in the dressing. Stir again until completely combined. Taste and season with additional salt, if desired. Serve or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

The dressing:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, agave nectar, oregano and salt.


Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Blue – Freestyle SmartPoints), 5 (Green), 2 (Purple)
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using the Sparks nutrition calculator and Weight Watchers points are calculated using the Recipe Builder on their site. While I attempt to provide information that is as accurate as possible, you should calculate the nutritional information independently before relying on it.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 197.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.6g | Protein: 10.9g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 295.1mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 2g