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Tuna pasta salad - Dr. Axe

Tuna Pasta Salad with Kalamata Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Like tuna mac and cheese, tuna pasta salad is an easy way to take a classic pasta dish and significantly up its protein content.


  • One 12-ounce box brown rice macaroni pasta, cooked
  • Two 5-ounce cans wild-caught tuna
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • ½ cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ⅓ cup Paleo mayo
  • ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup microgreens


  1. Cook the pasta and chop the veggies.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl, mixing until well-combined.
  3. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  4. Top with chopped green onions and micro greens.


  • Top the salad with green onions and microgreens if you choose for added flavor and nutrition.
  • If you want to avoid mayo, you can use mashed avocado as the binder.
  • Feel free to customize this recipe with your choice of vegetables added.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Meat & Fish, Salads
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 152g
  • Calories: 503
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 8.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.2g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 34.1g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg

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