Tuna Pasta Salad with Tomato

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Pasta with tuna, celery, grape tomatoes and green olives smothered in creamy mayonnaise makes a tasty treat to bring to your next potluck or to serve at your next BBQ.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 500g macaroni
    • 2 (190g) tins white tuna, drained and flaked
    • 2 stalks celery, minced
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 2 cups mayonnaise
    • 160g pimento-stuffed green olives, drained
    • 300g grape tomatoes
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Fill a large saucepan 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 a 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 cup mayonnaise until combined then stir in the remaining mayonnaise, macaroni, olives and grape 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 USA and 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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)