I made a few tweaks and swaps. I used gluten free macaroni and halved the amount. This seemed to make the whole salad lighter. I used broccoli instead of celery, since that's what I had on hand, smoked turkey instead of tuna. It turned out to be a perfect summer pasta salad. I can imagine all sorts of variations. Thanks for the great and versatile recipe!
Picnic-Perfect Tuna-and-Macaroni Salad
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- Calories: 312
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated fat: 0.0g
- Protein: 18g
- Carbohydrate: 48g
- Fiber: 3g
- Cholesterol: 19mg
- Sodium: 520mg
- 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
- 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.
Add veggies: Toss in chopped artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers.
Trade pastas: You can use any short pasta shape in this recipe.
This recipe also appeared in the May 2010 issue.
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