Macaroni and Tuna Salad

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This macaroni and tuna salad is great alone or in a sandwich or on a muffin, even better with a bit of cheese on top and grilled.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 375g macaroni
    • 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
    • 3 stalks celery, diced
    • 1 (375g) tin tuna
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) light mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Italian style salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water cook pasta until al dente then 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 then mix together and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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    I made this recipe this morning for a lunch party, was absolutely excellent, instead of the tomato and Italian dressing i used two 95g cans of lunch tuna which was Italian and tomato flavored, made it heaps easier. Also used a little less mayo because the canned tuna was so 'saucy' Thanks for a great recipe  -  06 Oct 2011


    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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)