Tuna fish pasta salad

    15 min

    Whether as a light lunch, summer dinner or quick pasta salad for a picnic or barbecue, this tuna pasta salad couldn't be yummier or easier to put together. Simply mix tinned tuna with cooked macaroni, mayonnaise, onion, seasoning and herbs; chill, and you're ready to go!

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    Serves: 10 

    • 450g macaroni pasta
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna, drained
    • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • garlic granules to taste
    • 1 pinch dried oregano
    • 1 onion, finely chopped

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and cool under running water.
    2. Mix both tins of tuna into the cooled pasta. Add the mayonnaise (use more or less to your taste). You want just enough to get the flavour into the salad, but not enough to see the white of the mayonnaise on the pasta. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic granules, oregano and onion.
    3. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes and serve.

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    Growing up, my mom made this for us all the time and now I make it for my family. You can add anything you like to this recipe. Sometimes I add celery or chopped green pepper. When my salad is completed I usually serve it on a large bed of lettuce. I slice hard boiled eggs and tomato and place on and around the salad. Makes a pretty presentation for a very simple yet delicious and easy meal. For those of you who like a little zip, have a bottle of hot sauce at the table to sprinkle on the salad!  -  20 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very Good & Very Easy! My whole family loves it! I used the pasta "shells" instead of macaroni.It is good warm or cold! My husband likes it with peas in it too! Definately making this again & again!  -  19 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for a party and since I'm all about presentation, I made a few modifications. I only used one can of tuna and I used plenty more than 1/4 cup of Miracle Whip. I threw in some thawed frozen peas and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. It looked quite yummy and I had several people comment that it was just like their mom used to make! I didn't really try it since I added those other things. I'll have to make a version again with just the tuna, macaroni, and Miracle Whip for my plain palate.  -  04 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)