Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad

Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad
Photo: Jonathan Kantor
Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad is perfect if you’re craving fast flavor. Just toss together store-bought pesto, tuna, and olives—voila! A simple pasta meal is ready in under 20 minutes.


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Total time: 17 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Total: 17 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 365
Fat 12.9 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 7 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 477 mg
Calcium 138 mg


8 ounces (1/2 box) whole-wheat penne pasta
1/4 cup store-bought pesto
1 (6-ounce) can oil-packed tuna, drained
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives


1. Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water; reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Drain pasta, run under cold water, and return to pot.

2. In a bowl, whisk together pesto and 2 tablespoons reserved pasta water; toss with pasta, tuna, olives, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in pot. Chill, if desired; serve.