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grandma barbara's tuna salad

★★★★☆ 10
a recipe by
Lindsey McCue
los angeles, CA

Our family gatherings would never be the same without a giant bowl of my Grandma's tuna salad! My favorite part is the green olives! MMMMM

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Add this tuna pasta salad to your cookouts this summer. It's a combination of tuna, egg, and pasta salad all in one. Sweet, savory, and creamy, it's a delicious side dish. We love the fact it's chilled. We thought it tasted better after it sat for a bit and cold out of the fridge.

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★★★★☆ 10

Ingredients For grandma barbara's tuna salad

  • 1 lb
    box elbow macaroni pasta
  • 3 can
    packed tuna, drained (5 oz each)
  • 3
    hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 can
    sweet peas, drained (small can)
  • 5 oz
    jar green olives, halved
  • 2 c
    Miracle Whip (plus more to taste)
  • 2 tsp
    each - dried oregano, parsley, basil
  • garlic and onion powder, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • sprinkle of paprika

How To Make grandma barbara's tuna salad

  • Draining cooked macaroni.
    Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain completely. Cool.
  • Tuna salad ingredients mixed together.
    Mix all ingredients (except paprika) together until well incorporated.
  • Paprika sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle paprika on top.
  • Bowl of tuna salad covered with plastic wrap.
    Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • A small bowl of Grandma Barbara's Tuna Salad.
    **Depending on how wet or dry you like it you may want to add extra Miracle Whip after it has chilled.

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