Basic Tuna Salad

shelly brown


Just so ya know, Mom's always turned out better...I don't know what her secret ingredient was, but it just tasted better!!! :-)


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    pasta (elbow, wagon-wheel, whatever) , as much as you want. i make a bunch.
  • 1 can(s)
    peas (the 15 oz one...or more or less, depends on how much you like your peas...!)
  • 2 can(s)
    tuna (the cans seem to have gotten smaller, so i use 2 cans)
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    miracle whip (as much as you want to make the salad a creamy as you want). other people would maybe use mayo. i don't like mayo, so....
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    salt & pepper, to taste

How to Make Basic Tuna Salad


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and cool.
  2. Drain the peas and tuna. Add to the pasta. Add a couple large spoonfuls of the Miracle Whip and stir. Add more if you want.
  3. Chill.

    You can salt & pepper it before chilling or let each person do their own.
  4. Now this is just the most basic recipe. Lots of people add stuff like chopped celery, chopped hard-boiled eggs, chopped onion, or whatever strikes their fancy!

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About Basic Tuna Salad

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads, Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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