Tuna Macaroni Salad

This simple tuna and macaroni salad is easy to pack and enjoy for work or school. The celery and bell pepper add a refreshing crisp crunch while the dressing, packed with flavor from dill, Dijon and lemon juice, complements the tuna.

Tuna Macaroni Salad
Photo: Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Ali Ramee / Audrey Davis
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat elbow macaroni

  • 2 (6.7-ounce) jars tuna fillets packed in water, drained

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish

  • ½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Shred tuna into medium-size chunks in a medium bowl.

  3. Add celery, bell pepper, scallions, yogurt, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to the pasta; stir until well combined. Gently fold in the tuna until just incorporated, leaving some chunks intact and being careful not to overmix. Garnish with additional scallions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 1002IU 20%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Potassium 322mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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