Tuna pasta salad

    1 hour 25 min

    This is a delicious and easy pasta salad. It's perfect for the warm summer months. Macaroni is tossed with tuna, celery, onion, olives, tomatoes and mayonnaise. Try it at your next barbecue.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 450g macaroni
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna, drained and flaked
    • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 350g mayonnaise
    • 75g pimento-stuffed green olives
    • 300g baby plum tomatoes
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the macaroni and return to the boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Transfer the macaroni to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
    2. In a large bowl, lightly toss the tuna with celery, onion and about 1/2 of the mayonnaise until combined, then stir in the remaining mayonnaise, macaroni, olives and baby plum tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the salad chill in refrigerator 1 hour.

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    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!  -  07 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    very tasty macaroni salad. Only thing I did different was add a 1 tbs sugar and 1 tbs dill pickle juice.  -  02 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  08 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)