Tuna and Pickle Pasta Salad

    50 minutes

    The addition of dill pickles makes this tuna salad resemble a potato salad a bit in taste. It's a great blend of flavours.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 220g uncooked macaroni
    • 2 dill pickles, chopped
    • 170g Cheddar cheese, cubed
    • 1 (185g) tin tuna in water, drained and flaked
    • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
    • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
    • 1 teaspoon dill pickle juice

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Rinse under cold running water, then drain well and pat lightly with paper towels.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the macaroni, pickles, cheese, tuna, mayonnaise and mustard. Season with a splash of pickle juice, salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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    It just cracks me up (actually frustrates me to no end) when people write negative comments on a recipe that they have altered beyond recognition; for example; Why would anyone use Franks Hot sauce especially, in a tuna noodle and pickle salad? Really? It's no wonder it wasn't a hit with anyone in her family! I found this salad exceptional, I made it as stated, however, it's one that would be adaptable to your families likes however, if you change it, and it isn't a big hit, don't rate it as the original!  -  06 May 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I added a little fresh ground pepper and a dash of Frank's Hot Sauce. My husband took half of this to work with him for lunch and my kids ate the rest. One kid like it, one didn't and my husband was indifferent. Basic tuna pasta salad that was easy to prepare but not a home run for this family. It's a nice base recipe.  -  15 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My wife made this recipe for me, and I thought I would hate tuna and pickles together, but this is really good. I even eat the leftovers for breakfast. Use big pickles, like Claussen pickles, or else there won't be enough (if you use small dills). Pretty much add everything to taste - we put in a whole 8 oz block of cheese! This was great for the kids, too. Just serve some tomatoes and fruit on the side.  -  10 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)