Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

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"This jazzed-up tuna recipe came from a nutritionist I worked with at a prenatal clinic," writes Mary pat Eck from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's so full of protein and flavor that we shared it with many of our clients."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooked small pasta shells
  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish, drained
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat cheese and fat-free mayonnaise) equals 347 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 1,259 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and salt; stir into tuna mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tuna Macaroni Salad in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat cheese and fat-free mayonnaise) equals 347 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 1,259 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

A few months ago I gave birth to my second baby girl. During my pregnancy I made this recipe and was one happy mama. Next time I am going to use pepper jack cheese for a little heat!

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

Very good salad for a hot day. I made it as written, but next time would leave out the cheese...it really wasn't necessary.

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Reviewed May. 8, 2013

lite, easy, added onion and sweet pickles.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2011

Excellent recipe! The mustard and pickle relish (I use dill not sweet) really add a little different, but welcome, twist to traditional Tuna Salad. Have made this countless times over the years and every time it goes down great. A great break when you're tiring of all the "heavy" foods. I omit the cheese, but not because it isn't good in this recipe. I'm sure it is. I just don't care for cheese in my tuna salad, but will continue making this for years to come.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2011

I make this salad all the time. Of course I have to double by 4 to 6 because I take it to functions. I don't really modify it much. I do make extra dressing because overnight it can get a little dry.

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