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Tuna Noodle Salad

Updated on October 29, 2012

Tuna Noodle Salad

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Making Tuna Salad

Tuna salad can is a simple delicious meal that can be served on sandwiches (without noodles) or eaten as a stand alone meal with pasta in it. It is also a great accompaniment to green vegetable salad. Tuna is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acid, which helps stave off heart problems. It is also rich in niacin, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin B12 and B6. It is rich in selenium too. Selenium is good for liver cleansing. It is a low-fat protein that has no saturated fat when the water packed varieties are used. Tuna is one of the most commonly eaten fish in North America due to its taste, health properties, and inexpensive cost.

This tuna salad recipe is a stand alone recipe with noodles and English peas. It is creamy and delicious and I often eat it with soda crackers. Hope you enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Several servings

Ingredients

  • 2 6 oz cans tuna packed in water, drained
  • 6 oz pasta, spiral, shell, or any unique shape you like
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, use low-fat if you are health conscious
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle relish
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, diced fine
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp black pepper, course ground
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, I use Mexican blend
  • 3 boiled eggs, chopped (I don't like boiled eggs, so I leave them out)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Cook until done, but firm. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the drained tuna, mayo, onion, and other ingredients. Blend together well.
  3. Add the drained noodles to the bowl and stir together well.
  4. Serve the salad with soda crackers or on a bed of lettuce. It is delicious served both hot or chilled. Enjoy!

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