BudgetFriendly Tuna Pasta Salad

Diabetes Recipe: BudgetFriendly Tuna Pasta Salad

You could try this tuna salad without the pasta and serve it on whole-grain bread, a tortilla or on a bed of lettuce. This quick and budget-friendly meal makes a healthy lunch or dinner.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

This Recipe Serves 4


2 cups uncooked quinoa pasta
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
½ red pepper, diced
¼ onion, diced
¼ cup green olives, diced (optional)
11-ounce flavor fresh tuna pouch, in water
¼ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add pasta and toss to coat. Serve.

Cost: $9.17

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

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