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Hawaiian Tuna Pasta Salad: Budget-Friendly Recipe

Rebecca is a retired special education teacher who enjoys gardening and cooking in her free time.

Hawaiian tuna pasta salad makes a great summertime meal

Hawaiian tuna pasta salad makes a great summertime meal

Perfect Summertime Salad

Cold pasta salad dishes make great summer meals. They don't require a lot of cooking; therefore the kitchen stays cooler and the electricity bill a bit lower.

My Hawaiian tuna pasta salad is one of my favorite cold salads. It's perfect for a hot summer day. I also like that it's budget-friendly and quick and easy to make.

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I often serve this dish alone—or sometimes when I get the urge for a bit of warm, comforting food I may add boiled corn on the cob and fresh, warm rolls to the meal. Give my cold Hawaiian tuna pasta salad a try!


  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) package bow tie pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks, fresh or canned, drained
  • 2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • chopped fresh parsley, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Allow it to cool.
  2. Chop the green peppers, yellow peppers, celery, pineapple, and tomatoes
  3. Place the cooled pasta in a large bowl. Add the chopped fruit and vegetables.
  4. Stir the curry and chopped parsley into the salad dressing or mayonnaise. Add to the bowl of pasta, fruit, and vegetables
  5. Toss all of the ingredients together well. Serve and enjoy!

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