Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

    1 hour 30 min

    A delicious salad, which is perfect for summer barbecues or packed lunches. Macaroni is tossed with celery, tuna and tomatoes in a seasoned mayonnaise dressing.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 340g macaroni
    • 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna
    • 350ml light mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, celery and tuna.
    3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, salad dressing, sugar and pepper. Add to pasta salad, mix together and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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    it was very creamy  -  29 Apr 2016


    Excellent recipe! My fiance and I both loved this. Only suggestion is to add dressing slowly to pasta/tuna mix. It doesn't look like there's going to be enough at first, but it ends up a little too creamy if you add all the dressing.  -  01 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this with the following modifications: added chopped onion, fresh dill, and grated carrots instead of sugar. This is super easy and very fresh tasting and healthy. I am trying to eat more protein so I actually used three cans of tuna, which may be too much for people who don't like tuna, but I think it's yummy. I also, don't usually use light mayo, but this was really good. Oh, and I used shell pasta instead of macaroni.  -  27 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)