4-Bean Tuna Pasta Salad

4-Bean Tuna Pasta Salad is an easy and delicious cold salad made with farfalle pasta, tuna, READ® 4-bean salad, sliced red onion. fresh parsley, tossed with a vinaigrette dressing. It can be served as a main dish or as a side and is budget friendly as well!

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Hello? This is Rhode Island, not Alaska.
Spring has arrived which means flowers are blooming and the weather is supposed to be getting warmer!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow.
BUT I’ve got no bake recipes and easy meals for hot weather on my mind and this easy 4-Bean Pasta Salad with tuna is one of them.


Pasta salad with tuna, 4-bean salad, red onion, and parsely.

We all know that with warmer temperatures comes the desire to make quick, easy meals that our family will love.
Adding READ salads to your recipes will definitely help you do that.

Their 4-Bean Salad is low in carbohydrates, contains no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
It’s delicious served on it’s own AND it adds some great flavor as well as additional nutrients to this pasta salad.

READ 4-Bean Salad

What is in this pasta salad?

  • Pasta
    I used farfalle or bow tie, but you can also use elbow or penne
  • tuna
    When it comes to tuna, I highly suggest using tuna packed in water since there’s already oil in the dressing.
  • READ 4-Bean Salad
    One can is all you need!
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

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Steps for making this delicious 4-Bean Pasta Salad

  1. Boil water for pasta and cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Drain.
  2. Put the tuna into a large bowl and shred with a fork. Add the READ 4-Bean Salad, red onion, and parsley.
    Mix together well and add the pasta. Toss to completely combine.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Pour over the salad and mix well.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.

I have to tell you that this salad gets even BETTER the LONGER it sits in the fridge.
So, it’s a great make-ahead meal!

4-Bean Tuna Pasta Salad.
Pasta salad


4-Bean Tuna Pasta Salad

Don’t want to cook tonight? With READ 4 Bean Salad, tuna and pasta, you can have an easy cold dinner that’s perfect for any night of the week! You’ll enjoy a flavor explosion in each bite of this recipe with four different types of beans, canned tuna, your favorite pasta, and red onion. AND it’s better the longer it stays in the fridge!
Course Dinners
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Refrigeration 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 27 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 421kcal
Author Lynne Feifer


  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 5 ounces tuna in water drained
  • 1 can READ 4-Bean Salad drained
  • cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley


  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cook pasta according to manufacturer’s directions, and drain.
  • Put the drained tuna into a large bowl and shred with a fork. Add the READ 4-Bean Salad, onion, and parsley. Add the pasta.
  • In a one cup measuring cup, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour over the salad ingredients and toss until completely mixed. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.


This is a salad served best cold, and the longer it sits in the fridge, the better it is. It’s a great recipe to make the day before or morning of it being served. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 9mg

Enjoy this 4-Bean Tuna Pasta Salad as a main dish and serve it with slices of my grandmother’s Italian bread.
You can also serve it with some of this strawberry spinach salad,

As a side, it’s perfect with this salmon, grilled chicken with this easy marinade, or even these pork burgers.

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