Macaroni and Tuna Salad
Ok so unfortunately there really are no macaroni pictures involved in this post. I know, I got your hopes up only to crush them into the ground, for this I apologize.
Since out of context is my middle name, I decided to cook something that rebels against the common cold weather food and made a palpable summer dish.
Macaroni and Tuna Salad Recipe
- 1 box uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 quart water
- 3/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1 cup chopped red, orange, and or yellow bell peppers, seeded and de-stemmed
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley, packed
- 3 cans of tuna, packed in olive oil (do not drain), or if you get tuna packed in water, drain the water out and add 2-3 Tbsp olive oil.
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- Juice of 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
- 1/4-1/3 a head of lettuce (which ever kind you like), sliced first and roughly chopped into 2 inch long strips
- 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- Fresh ground pepper
- In a saucepan, add box of elbow macaroni to boiling water with an added teaspoon of salt. Simmer either covered or uncovered for about 10 minutes until the macaroni is just a little more cooked than al dente. When ready, remove from heat, drain and rinse with cold water.
- While the macaroni is cooking, assemble the other ingredients. In a large bowl mix the green onion, bell peppers, parsley, tuna, celery and lemon. Fold in the mayonnaise until well mixed. Add the paprika. Add fresh ground pepper to taste. Serve over small bed of chopped lettuce.