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chicken o the sea mac salad / cassies

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a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

This salad is delicious and one of my most requested...this is my very own sure there are versions out there like it...but I've made this salad for years...I finally took the time to measure everything out to post the recipe...I usually add about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese as well...I didn't's also great with crab... I always have to make a small bowl of this for my Dad when I'm making regular mac this is his fave...I hope you enjoy it as much as we do...

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 - 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken o the sea mac salad / cassies

  • 2 - 2 1/2 c
    macaroni , cooked according to package instructions - drain and rinse/ any combination of pasta - i like to mix them up
  • 5
    hard boiled eggs, i chop 4 and leave 1 for decoration
  • 1 stalk
    celery, sliced thin or chopped
  • 1/2 c
    fine shredded cheddar cheese - optional - i don't always use
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c
    bread and butter sweet pickles, chopped
  • 1
    sweet onion, diced
  • 1 c
    frozen green peas, thawed
  • 6 lg
    black olives, quartered
  • 3 - 4 oz
    cans white albacore tuna - drained
  • 1 c
    helmanns mayonnaise - i dont substitute
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    sugar or if like sweeter use 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    dried dill
  • about
    3 tablespoons, sweet relish
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • paprika for garnish

How To Make chicken o the sea mac salad / cassies

  • 1
    Prepare pasta - drain and rinse. In a large bowl, add the pasta, veggies, egg, tuna, peas, olives, pickles and eggs...toss lightly to mix trying not to break up the tuna to much.
  • 2
    In another bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients. I taste and adjust seasonings if needed. I usually have it right on as far as taste...
  • 3
    Pour the dressing over the Pasta mixture...toss lightly to blend well.I usually wait till right before serving to add sliced eggs and paprika, in case it needs more dressing. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with slices of egg and paprika. Enjoy! It's delicious.