Delicious Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Delicious Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 22, 2024

This Tuna Macaroni Salad is a classic American dish that is perfect for summer picnics, potlucks, or a simple weeknight dinner. It combines tender macaroni pasta, flaky tuna, crunchy vegetables, and a creamy dressing for a satisfying and flavorful meal.


  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced pickles
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tuna, celery, red onion, and pickles.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the cooled macaroni to the tuna mixture and pour the dressing over it. Mix well to combine.
  5. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Tuna is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making this salad a nutritious meal option.
  • Macaroni salads became popular in the United States during the 1930s and have since become a staple at summer gatherings.
  • You can customize this recipe by adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, olives, or hard-boiled eggs.