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."
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 176 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.
Originally published as Mandarin Tuna Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2001
Oct 6, 2016
Really good!! I had cooked rice to use up, subbed that for the pasta. I don't think that would have changed the taste.
May 24, 2015
I make this a few times every summer. Always a big hit!