Sweet Hawaiian-Style Tuna Salad

by Phoebe Green
Hawaiian-Style Tuna 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. Try my budget-friendly recipe for Hawaiian-style tuna salad. It’s my favourite recipe for serving up a cold pasta salad dish on a hot summer day.

There is no need to compromise nutrition when cutting costs. For example, my Hawaiian pasta salad ingredients are backed by solid food science research as nutritious.

I often serve this dish Hawaiian-Style Tuna Salad 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. So give cold Hawaiian tuna pasta salad a try!

Hawaiian-Style Tuna Salad

Sweet Hawaiian-Style Tuna Salad

Phoebe Green
Try my budget-friendly recipe for Hawaiian-style tuna salad. It's my favourite recipe for serving up a cold pasta salad dish on a hot summer day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 4 people
Calories 694 kcal


  • 12 ounces tuna packed in water and drained
  • 16 ounces pasta
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2 cups pineapple fresh or canned, chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • ½ cup salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns


  • Boil pasta. Drain and cool.
  • Chop peppers, celery, tomatoes, and pineapple.
  • Add chopped fruit and vegetables to cooled pasta.
  • Add the can of drained tuna.
  • Stir curry into the salad dressing.
  • Toss all ingredients together with the salad dressing.
  • Dust with ground peppercorns.
  • Serve on a bed of chilled crisp lettuce.


Calories: 694kcalCarbohydrates: 137gProtein: 20gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1097mgPotassium: 1038mgFiber: 7gSugar: 94gVitamin A: 2593IUVitamin C: 112mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 5mg

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