Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers

Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers RecipeTuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers, a delicate blend of Puttanesca and Nicoise flavors in one cold summer salad!

Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe
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Memorial Day may not mark the beginning of summer on the calendar, but it definitely signifies summer in our minds.

This time of year we want to slow down, pull out our shorts, and turn up our beach playlist. We want to eat foods that remind us of vacations past, and sip tiki drinks with flamboyant garnishes.

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We want comforting, yet lighter, meals with bold flavors and textures. Foods that take little time to make and are great for impromptu picnics and summer parties.

Who’s with me?

Best Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

Today’s cool Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers is just the sort of dish I like to eat in the summertime.

It offers fresh produce, tuna, anchovies, briny pickled olives, pepperoncini peppers, and capers. A clash of flavors that are reminiscent of both Italian Pasta Puttanesca, and classic French Nicoise Salad.

Plus, Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers can be served as either a main dish or as a side dish!

Making Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

Although the pickled ingredients offer a lively pop of flavor, it’s the tuna that is the real star of this dish.

I mixed Genova Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil into the pasta. It provides a delicate clean seafood flavor, and firm meaty texture.

How To: Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

Cooking with Genova tuna makes it easy to add lean protein to a recipe, for a well rounded meal. Genova tuna tastes delicious, comes in an easy-open can, and is super high quality with essential nutrients, and less fat than chicken and beef!

Albacore tuna is the perfect protein to complement to the briny ingredients in this Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers.

How to Make Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

Want to give it a try?

To Make Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers

Boil fusilli pasta. Then rinse the pasta in cold water and pour the pasta into a large salad bowl.

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and anchovies for the dressing.

Vibrant Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

Pour the mayonnaise dressing over the pasta and toss well to coat. Then add Genova Albacore Tuna, tomatoes, scallions, olives, pepperoncinis, parsley, and capers. Gently toss to mix.

That’s it!

Chunky Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

You are going to love this Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers. It’s fast, fresh, and flavorful!

Even my friend’s pickiest child ate it up without a word. *wink*

Perfect Cold Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers Recipe

Interested in finding out more about Genova Tuna?

On the bottom of each can you’ll find a 10-15 digit code that can be entered on Genova’s website to receive answers to questions like…

  • Where Was My Tuna Caught?
  • What Fishing Method Was Used?
  • What Fishing Vessel Caught My Tuna?
  • Where was My Tuna Processed and Canned?
  • How Does Genova Support Sustainability?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood. All opinions are our own.

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9 comments on “Tuna Pasta Salad with Olives and Capers

  1. Mara Lichtyposted May 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Perfect salad for a summer BBQ!

  2. hotmail sign inposted May 31, 2017 at 4:35 am Reply

    it definitely signifies summer in our minds. <3

    Rating: 5
  3. Gaby Dalkinposted June 1, 2017 at 11:52 pm Reply

    Now THIS is what I call a pasta salad!

    Rating: 5
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