Tuna Caliente

Tuna Caliente

WebsByMegan 8

"Tuna gets jazzed up with jalepenos and a tangy lemon mayonnaise in this fun summer pasta salad. Serve over a bed of fresh iceburg lettuce. Use more or less jalapenos to suit your taste."


30 m servings 389 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 40.8 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Rinse under cold water until cool.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix the cooled pasta, tuna, jalapeno peppers, onion, and celery. In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon zest, mustard, and lemon juice. Stir the dressing mixture into the pasta salad to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper, and chill until ready to serve.
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  1. 22 Ratings


Not your typical tuna salad! I halved the recipe only I used 2 full cans of tuna instead of one & a half. I did not have any fresh jalapenos so I used canned instead. I should have decreased the...

This is a delicious tuna/pasta salad. The lemon nicely compliments the seafood, and the jalepenos provide a suprise. This is an interesting and welcomed bump-up for often-unexciting canned tun...

Way to spicy and i LOVE spicy things. The lemon tang didn't seem to fit. I don't know... not the greatest. No one liked it.

Great Recipe! Very quick! Great zest to it -- a nice change for a tuna dish! Thanks!!

This is so, so, so good! Straight, easy and great tasting as it is. We all LOVED it. Looking forward to pimping it up with some of the suggestions, next time around. Thanks WebsByMegan!

I thought this was a fantastic recipe! Used 12oz. of bow tie pasta and added some 1/2'd cherry tomatoes for color and went about the rest of the recipe exactly. Home made mayo and fresh jalape...

Just made this. It's excellent. I didn't follow the measurements for the celery, jalapenos and onion exactly. I added more onion. Love it. Less celery. Hate it, but you can hardly tell it's in t...

This makes a delicious lunch. I used white onion in place of the red and left the celery out. I will make this for lunch often.

This was awesome! Made it exactly like the recipe stated. Husband loved it. Light and refreshing.