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Tangy Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

Tangy Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

A well-seasoned vinegar, mayonnaise and yogurt dressing perks up this chilled tuna and macaroni salad sent in by field editor Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan. Green peas, parsley and olives add color to the medley.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard


  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package direction; drain and rinse in cold water. In a serving bowl, combine the macaroni, celery, tuna, peas, parsley and olives.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add to tuna mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 163 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.