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Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 311kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 5 oz cans white albacore tuna drained
  • 3 large eggs boiled and diced
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni cooked per package directions
  • 1 ½ cup real mayonaise
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon salt or garlic saalt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar or sweetener of choice
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill OR 2 teaspoon fresh chopped fresh dill adapt to taste
  • few dashes hot sauce
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion finly diced
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 1 cup frozen petite peas thawed
  • thinly sliced green onion or smoked paprika for garnishing

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni in salted water per package directions until al dente. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, pickle relish, salt, lemon pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, sugar, dill and hot sauce.
  • To a large mixing bowl add macaroni, onion, red pepper, celery, peas and egg. Mix well.
  • Gently fold in dressing and tuna until evenly distributed.
  • Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion or dust with paprika and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg