A New Twist: Tuna Pasta Salad with Grapes

We went to a potluck picnic this week and had a lovely time. One of my favorite food venues is potlucks. So many different dishes toHomemade Tuna Pasta Salad with Grapes try and so often you find things you would never think to make on your own. There were lots of salads, pies, casseroles, appetizers, and grilled items but one of the best dishes was a simple tuna pasta salad.

Tuna pasta salad is a childhood throwback – something almost everyone has eaten at one point or another. What made this dish stand out was the fresh ingredients that added that zing! Fresh parsley, juicy grapes, sliced tomatoes, and capers had everyone talking about this tuna pasta dish. It was such a big party I couldn’t find the person who had made this by the time we were heading out so I decided to come up with my own version. The grapes are the PERFECT addition to this classic as it gives each bite a burst of sweet goodness.

Tuna Pasta Salad with Grapes:

1 box of pasta, cooked according to directions and then cooled (we used a gluten-free pasta and it worked great)

1 can light tuna in water, drained

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 cup red grapes cut in half

1 cup chopped parsley leaves (it sounds like a lot but it is the perfect amount!)

1/2 cup chopped kale leaves

1 tablespoon capers

Fresh ground pepper to taste

In a medium/large bowl, combine the tuna and mayonnaise. Add the chopped parsley and kale leaves and mix together well. Add in the grape halves, pepper, capers, and then the cooled pasta and stir together.

adding the grapes

finished pasta salad

Easy right! Enjoy!

 

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3 responses to “A New Twist: Tuna Pasta Salad with Grapes”

  1. Kristina says :

    One of the orientation lunches was a chicken salad sandwich, and the chicken salad had grapes in it, it was unusual, but delicious! This looks like it would be too!

  2. Judy @ newenglandgardenandthread says :

    We must have had similar childhoods. 🙂 I ate a lot of tuna pasta salad and loved every bite. I’m thinking it will be on the menu this weekend. Thank you for the reminder. 🙂

  3. Eliza Waters says :

    Nice twist on an old favorite. I love grapes in salads!

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