Friday, May 16, 2014

Tuna Pasta Salad

This one is so easy it's almost too easy to post!  But, it's also so delicious I really thought I should write it down and share it.  This is a great little Tuna Pasta Salad that's wonderful during the warm summer months when a simple meal is all you need.  Great for lunch or light dinner.

1 cup macaroni noodles
1 - 12 oz. can tuna fish
1 pkg. Italian Dressing Mix
2 slices red onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
8 large black olives, sliced
1/2 cup or slightly more mayonnaise
course-ground black pepper to taste

Cook macaroni according to directions, drain and rinse with cold water. Meanwhile add all other ingredients to a large bowl. Add drained macaroni noodles and stir until well combined. Add more mayonnaise if necessary. Store in a covered container in your refrigerator. Flavors enhance with time, so if you can make this a day ahead, do so.  If not, it can be prepared, chilled and served the same day.  Serve with more black olives and sliced tomatoes if desired.

Yield:  4 large servings or 6 small servings


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