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This colorful tuna macaroni salad features grated carrot, chopped celery, and red onion, all tossed in a creamy mayonnaise-yogurt dressing. We love incorporating yogurt into the dressing, as it contributes a tasty tang to the macaroni salad; however, you can go all-mayo if you don't have plain yogurt on hand. Serve this vibrant tuna pasta salad as a picnic-perfect side or enjoy it as a light main dish.

Recipe by MyRecipes April 2012

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Credit: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
22 mins
Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; fat 4g; protein 18g; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 19mg; sodium 520mg.
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