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Mandarin Tuna Salad

 Mandarin Tuna Salad
Elizabeth Kennedy of Dover, Delaware gives tuna salad a twist by adding crisp apple pieces and tangy mandarin oranges. "Every summer I get requests from my husband and daughters to make this dish," she notes. "There's never any left over."
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (9 ounces) water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in
  • cold water. Place in a large bowl; add the oranges, tuna, apple and
  • celery. In a small bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, lemon juice and
  • salt; fold into macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 176 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 453 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.