Picnic-Perfect Tuna-and-Macaroni Salad

Picnic-Perfect Tuna-and-Macaroni SaladRecipe
Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom
This colorful macaroni salad with tuna features grated carrot, chopped celery and red onion, all tossed in a creamy mayonnaise-yogurt dressing.  Serve it chilled as a side salad or a main dish.
Serves 8

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Salt and pepper
1 pound elbow macaroni
3 ribs celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 carrot, grated
1 12-oz. can tuna in water, drained
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. cider vinegar


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.

2. While pasta is cooking, combine celery, onion, parsley, carrot and tuna in a large bowl. Add cooled macaroni and toss to combine. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, yogurt and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and whisk. Pour over pasta and toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Created date

March 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 312
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 520 mg