When you think about barbecues and picnics, what is your favorite side dish? Maybe it’s pork and beans, potato salad. Well, one of my all-time favorite picnic sides is this simple Tuna Macaroni Salad.
This macaroni salad is one dish that takes me on a looooong walk down memory lane. From eating this at church picnics to having a couple of bowls at my high school graduation party. My mom made this for so many church socials, picnics, barbecues and more. Leftovers were rare because it was always such a hit.
My parents were up for a week recently and I was so glad when my mom agreed to make a batch! I snatched a few pics and enjoyed every bite I could sneak in before dinner. I don’t make this salad a lot for just the hubs and I, but it’s a great dish when we have company or an engagement where we have to bring a dish.
So, I guess you could say I’ve been eating this simple macaroni salad for over 30 years. It’s my go-to dish for any and all picnics. And you just can’t replace a classic dish that is easy and tasty, right?
Tuna Macaroni Salad
- 8-10 oz. Elbow Macaroni
- 2 5 oz cans of tuna in water, drained
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 1 cup Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Place macaroni in a mediums sized bowl and add tuna, celery and mayonnaise.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
This easy macaroni salad screams summer picnics! A dish that consists of four ingredients and takes about 15-20 minutes to make? Yes, please!
Another favorite of mine is this Homemade Potato Salad… man, I’m thinking we need to plan a picnic or barbecue soon.