Tuna Pasta Salad with Green Beans

Tuna Pasta Salad is crunchy and creamy – a delish combination!


  • One 14 oz. bag of Lacrosse Pasta (may substitute 1416 oz. bag of short shapes)
  • ½ lb. green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (I prefer the French green beans)
  • 2 cans solid white tuna, packed in water (approx. 67 oz. each)
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup pitted black olives, brine-cured if available
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. celery salt
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook green beans in large pot of salted water until tender crisp, approx. 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to a colander and rinse in cold water. Add pasta to same pot and cook pasta in slightly boiling water for approx. 6 minutes until tender but firm. Add pasta to the same colander and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
  2. Place tuna in a large bowl and break up into pieces. Add the black olives, green onions, tomato, and pasta with green beans.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the mayo with the balsamic vinegar and celery salt.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Combine dressing with the pasta….and serve!