Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Taste of Tuesday: Tuna Pasta Salad!

*Before we get started, I just wanted to mention that we are taking next week off from Taste of Tuesday in honor of the July 4th holiday.  Enjoy spending time with your loved ones!

OK, if you know me - you know that I cannot stand don't like tuna. Tyler, however, LOVES tuna.. he could literally have tuna, in some form or fashion, every.single.day. We came up with our own concoction to spice-up the normally boring tuna salad. It's healthy, easy to make and budget friendly! You can make this recipe with items that are probably already in your fridge or pantry. Here's the scoop!

- 4 regular sized cans of Tuna (or chicken)
- 4-6 eggs (optional)
- 1 box of pasta (we used whole grain Rotini pasta)
- 1/3 cup of Mayonnaise (add more if wanted/needed)
- 4-7 Baby Dill Pickles - chopped
- 1/4 cup of Chopped Onion (optional)
- 2-3 Jalapenos - chopped (if you like to spice it up) 
- Preferred Spices (we used: salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and garlic salt)

1. Boil eggs for 15 minutes on high / Boil water for pasta per package instructions.
2. Combine Tuna, mayo, pickles, onion, jalapenos and spices.
3. Drain Pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process; set aside. Remove eggs from heat, let cool, then peel and chop.
4. Add eggs and pasta to the mixture and stir well (add a little at a time until you get the portions you want).
5. Refrigerate. Enjoy by itself or in a wrap!

Want to Join Us?! YAY! Just follow these simple steps:
{E-Mail us for co-hosting opportunities!!}

1. Follow Ashley and I on Bloglovin'. 
2. Post a recipe, picture of your meal, favorite restaurant or anything food related! {Please link directly to your post, not your blog’s homepage}
3. Grab our button below and link back to our blogs.
4. Go meet some new friends and find some new recipes or restaurants to try!

Just a reminder: Please link back to both of our blogs, when linking up with Taste of Tuesday! We work hard on this linkup and it will only increase your (and our) exposure if we all help each other. From this point forward, if we notice that you're not linking back to our blogs we will have to delete your linkup. Sorry!

 Help us promote our new link up!  
Use the hash tag #tasteoftuesday on Instagram and Twitter and tag us! (IG: @ambarnhill and @jessicaselie) (Twitter @ambarnhill114 and @jessicaselie).  Oh! And if you tag us, we’ll re-tweet you! :)

Hope y'all are having a great week so far!



  1. That looks really good. I like tuna in moderation and this looks like a good alternative to plain old tuna salad! Yum!

  2. That looks delicious! Love all the ingredients that you use to spice it up!

  3. YUMMY!! WE eat tuna in ungodly amounts! This will be YUMMY to spice it up!

  4. I love this idea! I'm a big fan of tuna salad, but I get so bored fixing it the same way over and over!

  5. Love tuna! Never thought of pasta..and this looks great!

  6. This recipe looks DELICIOUS. I'm a big fan of tuna so it's nice to try new ways to enjoy tuna. Thanks for posting! I'll definitely be trying this out this weekend. :)