It’s nearly Memorial Day weekend and though we are all still stuck in our homes, it has me dreaming of family grill outs and time on the lake (that’s the Minnesotan in me 😉 ). Though our celebrations will likely look different this year, the food can taste just as good! This tuna pasta salad is tasty whether enjoyed by the lake or in the comforts of your home, so no matter how you are celebrating, make sure to equip yourself with a hearty, savory and protein-packed pasta salad!
Beyond Memorial Day, this tuna pasta salad is also a stellar item to add to your weekly meal prep. It stores well in the refrigerator and the macros on this recipe will leave you wishing all of your go-to recipes had this much protein!
The protein in this recipe comes from the tuna, the greek yogurt in the dressing AND one of my favorite ingredients… Ancient Harvest Plant-Based Protein Pasta! It has literally two ingredients… red lentil flour and organic quinoa flour. Hence, it has lots of protein… 25 grams of protein per 3.5oz serving, to be exact! This pasta is delicious in pasta salads or with a nice marinara on top.
Protein and lots of flavor – let’s do this thing, my friends! Tuna pasta salad here we come!
A macro-friendly and taste bud-friendly recipe that is perfect for meal prepping or an outdoor grill out!
- 2 cups cooked lentil noodles (I used Ancient Harvest brand)
- 2 5oz cans of tuna
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 1/4 cup diced dill pickle
- 1/2 cup unsweetened greek yogurt (0% milkfat)
- 2 Tbsp mayo
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp dill weed
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of salt & pepper
Boil a large pot of water, add one box of Ancient Harvest pasta, stir frequently, and cook for 8-10 minutes.
As your pasta cooks, dice your onion, cucumber and dill pickles and combine in a bowl with the two cans of drained tuna.
In a separate bowl, combine your greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice and spices to make your dressing.
When your pasta is done, measure out 2 cups and combine with the veggies and tuna.
Add your dressing to the bowl and combine everything.
Store in the refrigerator!
PER 1 CUP SERVING
279 cals ~ 7g fat ~ 25g carb ~ 29g protein
Looking for another high protein salad that is easy to meal prep? Check out this High Protein Taco Chili Bean Salad!