Macaroni Tuna Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Macaroni Tuna Salad recipe? Learn how to make Macaroni Tuna Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by stephiejo

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni Tuna Salad

1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1 teaspoon salt
1 quart water
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped red, orange, and or yellow bell peppers, seeded and de-stemmed
2 cans of tuna,
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 Juice of 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
1/4 a head of lettuce (preferably iceberg lettuce), sliced first and roughly chopped into 2 inch long strips
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon paprika (we use sweet Hungarian)
1 Fresh ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Macaroni Tuna Salad

  1. Method

  2. 1 In a saucepan, add 1 cup of elbow macaroni to 1 quart of boiling water with an added teaspoon of salt. Simmer either covered or uncovered for about 10 minutes until the macaroni is just a little more cooked than al dente. When ready, remove from heat, drain and rinse with cold water.

  3. 2 While the macaroni is cooking, assemble the other ingredients. In a large bowl mix the green onion, bell peppers, parsley, tuna, celery and lemon. Add the cooked and drained macaroni. Fold in the iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise until well mixed. Add the paprika. Add fresh ground pepper to taste.

  4. Eat up. This salad does not make good leftovers as the lettuce will eventually get soggy.

  5. Serves 4.

Categories

Main Dish, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 458.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
431
Calories from Fat
219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.3g
37%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
785mg
33%
Potassium
497mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
25.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
27.5g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
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