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pasta salad in a bowl with olives on top
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Tuna Pesto Pasta Salad with Olives

Simple 5 ingredient summer salad using store-bought pesto, bowtie noodles, red onion, a can of tuna, and black olives for a salad with lots of flavor but minimal ingredients.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: easy pasta salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 285kcal



  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Add pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Serve or refrigerate until needed.


Notes - Use the pasta shape of your choice. 
Substitutions - Add other vegetables that you like. Try a red pesto.
Storage - Stores in the fridge for 3-4 days or so.
Nutrition - Nutritional information is an estimate only, intended for informational purposes, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. The estimate is based on a nutrition calculator and every recipe will vary slightly depending on the products you use in your home. This estimate is per serving.
Changing the serving size on the recipe card may affect ingredient amounts, nutrition, prep time, and/or cook time.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g