Spicy Tuna Pasta Salad is an easy cold salad to serve during grilling season or to bring to your next potluck. It's an ideal make-ahead side dish or lunch, with a delicious, creamy sweet and spicy dressing!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cold tuna pasta salad, Spicy Tuna Pasta Salad
1 lbuncooked rotini or fusilli pastause a gluten-free variety if necessary
2five-ounce canstuna, drained
1red bell pepper, diced
1/2cupsmall-dice red onion
For the dressing
1cupplain Greek yogurt
3tablespoonssweet pickle relish
2-3tablespoons sriracha, or your favourite hot sauceadjust amount to taste
2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
1teaspoonsea saltor to taste
1/2teaspoon black pepper
Cook the pasta. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Once it's done cooking, drain the hot water then rinse with cold water. Allow the cold water to drain well. Rinsing will stop the pasta from cooking further and reduce the stickiness of the noodles.
Make the dressing. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, relish, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
Assemble the salad. In large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, tuna, bell pepper, carrot, celery and red onion. Gently mix in the dressing until all ingredients are evenly coated. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator and eat within 4 days.