Grandma Barbara's Tuna Salad

Lindsey McCue


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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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  • 1 lb
    box elbow macaroni pasta
  • 3 can(s)
    packed tuna, drained (5 oz each)
  • 3
    hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    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


  1. Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain completely. Cool.
  2. Mix all ingredients (except paprika) together until well incorporated.
  3. Sprinkle paprika on top.
  4. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  5. **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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About Grandma Barbara's Tuna Salad

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads
Collection: Grandma's Table
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #tuna #pasta #salad

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