"This macaroni salad is great for lunch on its own, if you don't feel like cooking on those hot summer days. It's also a wonderful side for grilled food. I have perfected it -- after making many different types of macaroni salad, this one is my favorite. Enjoy!!" — Sally Rogers
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1 (16 ounce) package
2 (6 ounce) cans
white tuna, drained and flaked
1 (5 ounce) jar
pimento-stuffed green olives, drained
salt and pepper to taste
very tasty macaroni salad. Only thing I did different was add a 1 tbs sugar and 1 tbs dill pickle juice.
I adapted it for California style. i used the entire 16 oz bag of small shells 1 can of black olives 5 cans of tuna, in water drained whole dill pickles in my quick chopper..just thru them in sweet relish Giuliano jalapeno spread (its really a jalapeno relish) this is delish on everything fresh ground pepper hot chili flakes lots of mayo and juice of any of your relishes to thin it out i uses 2 red onions chopped shredded carrots for color lots of celery put all the chopped, mayo, tuna, etc in a chilled bowl and blend together, just everything. rinse the pasta in cold water to chill and dump in and mix and mix taste and taste. let the flavors blend and fuse overnight. you can sub small cooked shrimp for the tuna too sometimes i put small chunks of pepper jack cheese. This is the bomb!
This is from the author of the recipe, I think that maybe 1 and 1/2 cups to 2 cups of mayonnaise may be enough, depending on how you like it.
I followed this recipe exactly and it was perfect!!! The only thing I did was add black olives because I need some more color! It was a big hit. Try it, you will love it, and of course, add your own touches!! :)
Changed this recipe a tad. I added Black olive and substituted Spiral for Macaroni! I also added some Garlic Salt for taste. It was a little bland without. My family Loved it! I could of added green onion,but didn't think of it until it was too late! Oh, I used 1-16 oz. box +1/4 of another box of pasta.
Very tasty! The green olives and pimientos really make the dish.
This would have been a great salad, however two cups of mayonnaise is way, way too much. This much mayo ruins this which has great potential. Try it with 1/2 cup instead...
I love this dish,and this chef!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Macaroni Tuna Salad
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 341
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