Pasta Salad with Tuna, Pine Nuts, and Red Peppers

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This salad tastes great, and is even better the next day! Just give it about an hour to come to room temperature.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy 6-inch skillet over moderate heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the pine nuts and cook until lightly browned-about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  5. Stir in the tuna, red peppers, olives, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  6. (At this point, the sauce can be covered and allowed to stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours).
  7. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  8. Drain in a colander, then add the pasta to the tuna sauce and mix well.
  9. Sprinkle with the parsley.
  10. Serve at room temperature.
  11. You may serve this with sesame bread sticks and steamed asparagus.
  12. Enjoy!
  13. Serves 6.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a