Yes, you can make a healthier version of a tuna pasta salad with Greek yogurt. The combination of pasta and tuna salad is so simple but it has long been a favorite of mine. Tuna offers healthy fats, and I’ve replaced part of the mayo with Greek yogurt to reduce the saturated fat. Delicious and heart healthy!
And, this recipe contains chickpeas to boost up the protein and the fiber. It’s also a budget friendly recipe which makes it even more of a winner. This can be a complete meal if you are managing your diabetes, it has a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrate, healthy fat and fiber.
If you have never made your own homemade tuna salad with greek yogurt, give it a try tonight, you will be glad that you did.
And, if you are looking for other healthy versions of tuna salad, try our popular avocado tuna salad recipe. If you have digestive issues, and are following a low FODMAPs diet, we even have a low FODMAP tuna salad recipe for you.
When we are working with a registered dietitian, we like to work with foods that you are currently eating and suggest minor tweaks to your foods so that you can enjoy the taste of your favorite foods with minor adjustments to provide healthier versions. Our focus is to help you bring the joy back to healthy eating. If you are interested in more dietitian approved recipes, take a look at our collection of condition-specific cookbooks including cooking with diabetes and our cooking with food sensitivities survival guide.
Tuna and Pasta Salad
- 2 cups pasta small shell, cooked
- 1 5-oz can tuna drained
- 1 15.5-oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed (optional)
- 1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tbsp Greek yogurt plain
- 1 tbsp mustard Dijon
- 1/4 cup celery finely diced
- 1/4 cup sweet onion finely diced
- salt and pepper
- In a bowl, combine pasta, tuna, and beans (if desired). In a separate small bowl, mix together mayo, yogurt, and mustard.
- Gently mix pasta with mayo mixture. Add celery, onion, salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Serve over lettuce.
Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
-Recipe reviewed and updated March 2021
Dana uses her advanced training in functional nutrition and food sensitivities to help her clients love and trust food again as they heal from years of painful symptoms that have dominated their lives. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide.