Monday, June 4, 2012

Tuna Noodle Mac Salad

Tuna noodle mac salad. Perfect summer dish.
tuna noodle mac salad

You know it is summer in our house when mom starts making what we call "tuna mac." Everyone including hubby loves this simple dish and when it is hot outside, I will make this early in the day to keep the kitchen cool in the evening. It is good alone for supper with some cut up fruit or as a side dish to BLT's or whatever floats your boat. My mother made this my entire life so I have been eating it for 40 some years.

Tuna Mac
1/2 pound noodles
2 cans of tuna drained
3 stalks of celery chopped
some chopped green onion or chives. I use chives as I always have them growing.
3 hard boiled eggs chopped
1 bell pepper diced
splash of dill pickle juice
2 tablespoons of dill relish or chopped pickles
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 sour cream (adjust the mayo and sour cream to your liking)
salt and pepper

Boil the noodles. Rinse and drain. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for at least several hours and enjoy.


  1. LOVE when you share you favorite recipes!
    I am SO trying this!!

  2. Another great one! I have an especially hard time coming up with summer recipes so I appreciate this. I have no trouble come Fall and Winter but summer is too hot to cook sometimes and you don't feel like it and I don't have as hearty of an appetite either so light and refreshing recipes like this are perfect, either alone or with something more. The ingredients are also something most of us have on hand which is nice too. My Mother used to make a "Chili Mac" when we had some leftover chili but not enough for another meal, she would cook up some macaroni and add it to stretch it into one more meal! Thanks so much as your recipes are always good!

  3. I love tuna, so I have bookmarked this recipe. TUna has been scarce around here lately, though.

  4. My husband loves Tuna any way you want to make this will be one of his new favs.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  5. Elaine,
    Had to come back over to look at your awesome stove again. Thanks for visiting me and mine. I am having so much fun with her! Your tuna dish sounds great, as I am hosting the tennis girls and making all salad dishes. I think I will use this one, too!
    Have a great week!

  6. this is a favorite in our house as well, I make it with really good red sockeye salmon, I stock up on tins of the good quality red salmon when its on sale, it makes a really yummy mac salad,

  7. This is one of favorites too! I used to make it to stretch the tuna for lunch for my its become a favorite! Have a great day!!

  8. My mom used to make that! !!! Its been forever since I have had it. Wished my family liked tuna!
    I will be right over for dinner! : )

  9. That sounds amazing! I have never had it, but after I purchase some celery, I shall make it. I know hubby and I will enjoy it very much.
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. I can't wait to make this looks so much like what we grew up on ! I've never added pickle juice ! Thank you for sharing :)

  11. This looks so tasty I can't wait to try it. Friday I think ~ perfect for moving house, thanks so much Sally xx

  12. there is just 2 of us so I will do this in 1/2 if it ever stops raining.And warms up.

  13. This sounds so good right now. I'm going to try it. I can't say my picky eater son will like it, but my husband and I will!

  14. This is very similar to the same kind I make. Yummy! Did you ever try it with canned salmon? That's good too. I'm making yours this week for sure!

  15. Love tuna. This sounds perfect for those hot summer days ahead.

  16. Sounds delish, I'm printing it to make soon. Thanks for sharing. Hugs ~ Mary

  17. Oh I love tuna salad and this sounds like a yummy one - going to try this sometime during the week - thanks for sharing.

  18. Oh this is one of my hubby's favorite dishes. I will have to try your recipe, sounds good. Thanks for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

  19. We love this salad but make a simplified version. I'll have to try yours! Sounds good right now!

  20. Hi Elaine,
    What a great dish to have on a summer's day!
    I absolutely love tuna and this is just the type of recipe my family would really enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing it, and for linking up to Heart & Home :-)
    Hope your days are not getting too hot for you, just yet.
    Bless you, my friend!

  21. oh yummmm cant wait to try this!!!!