Cold Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Tuna


Perfect for hot summer days and as a dish to whip up quickly for unexpected guests, this recipe will leave you both refreshed and full.

It uses orecchiette pasta, a type of pasta shaped like a small, shallow bowl or an inverted dome, but you can use any type you have on hand.

Ingredients (for 6 persons)

  • 2 pounds orecchiette pasta (or pasta of choice)
  • 20 oz tuna chunks
  • 6 hardboiled eggs
  • 8 pickles, chopped
  • mustard and mayonnaise, to taste (3-4 tbs)
  • 1-2 large diced bell pepper


  1. Wash, peel and/or chop all of the ingredients.
  2. Cook the pasta and let cool.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Refrigerate before serving (overnight or for at least 2-3 hours)

Recipe submitted by Hope P.


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