2 7 ounce cans albacore tuna packed in waterdrained (I prefer Kirkland brand from Costco)
2tablespoonsfresh parsleychopped, optional
1tablespoonreserved celery leaveschopped
2teaspoonsfresh dillchopped, optional
Cook the pasta 30 seconds to 1 minute past al dente based on package instructions). Pour cooked pasta through a colander and run cold water over the pasta to stop the cooking and cool it immediately. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the celery, onion, bell pepper, pickle relish, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a large bowl and mix to combine.
Drain the tuna well and add it to the vegetable mixture. Use a fork to break apart the larger chunks of tuna and stir well to combine and further break down the tuna into smaller bits.
Add the cooled drained pasta and toss gently to combine. Add the fresh herbs and mix until evenly distributed. Serve immediately or chill for several hours or overnight. Can be served chilled or cool as a main course, or side dish.