Tuna Macaroni Salad

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What is tuna macaroni salad?

Tuna Macaroni Salad

This recipe is an all-time favorite of
many families. It is so simple even a child can prepare it, or an
adult who is culinarily challenged.

1 can tuna, chunk light variety
1” thick slice of onion, chopped
¼ c sweet peas
3-4 T mayonnaise (or plain yogurt) –
adjust to liking
2 t dried basil (or 1 T freshly chopped
basil)
2 cups dried pasta shells or macaroni
3 T sweet pickle relish
2 t garlic powder, if desired
3 T cheddar cheese, cubed
salt and pepper to taste, if desired

Cook the pasta as directed on the
package. Or, simply fill a large saucepan half full with water.
Add a little oil, to keep the pasta
from sticking.
Place plan over heat and bring to boil.
Add dry pasta or macaroni.
Bring water back to boil and boil until
pasta is done, about 8-10 minutes.
It will be done when it just begins to
turn tender. Test a piece to be sure.
Do not overcook or the pasta will
become mushy.
Pour into colander and drain.
Set aside to cool.
When cool, pour pasta into large
serving bowl.
Add remaining ingredients.
Stir thoroughly so that pasta is
completely covered.
Place into refrigerator to chill.
Serve chilled.

   

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