Dad's Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Dad's Tuna Macaroni Salad

Samantha Orso


My dad "Bear" used to make this when I was little. I remember he used to put peas in it ( god how I hated those ) I have since taken them out of the recipe but feel free to add them in if you so choose.

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15 Min
15 Min


1 box
16 oz elbow macaroni
2-3 can(s)
tuna in water
2 c
mayonnaise( do not use miricle whip)
1 jar(s)
pimento stuffed green olives (sliced or salad style)
celery salt (to tastes)


1All measurements in this recipe are approximate we really never measured anything just did it to our liking.
2Cook macaroni noodles to al dente, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process.
3Once pasta is cool open and drain tuna and place in a large mixing bowl with pasta.
4Add mayonnaise until salad is creamy.
5Add olives and mix salad well. Once salad is mixed well season with celery salt to desired flavor is achieved.

About this Recipe

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