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Cold Tuna Fish Noodle Salad Recipe

Have you ever really wanted something with good flavor but it is going to be a hot day and you don’t want to eat anything hot.  This cold tuna noodle salad is one of my husbands favorites for lunch at work on a hot day.  He loves to eat it with Ritz crackers.

Cold Tuna Fish Noodle Salad

Cold Tuna Fish Noodle Salad
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a great meal or side on any day, especially a hot one.
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Easy to fix
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1 can of tuna fish, unless you want more
  • 2 to 3 stalks of celery
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • relish of choice, or chopped pickles we like dill
  • 3 cups dry pasta
  • approximate
  • ½ cup miracle whip
  • 3 Tablespoons mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • shake of cayenne
  1. Start by preparing you pasta as directed on package. Rinse and let cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl I then add all the other ingredients together and stir. After I add in the noodles if when I know if I need more dressing or mustard.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let chill till you eat.

Keeping all of these ingredients on hand in the summer is a must at our house.  My husband will look at the weather review on the news for the week and say, “Babe, some cold tuna noodle salad sounds like a good lunch plan, why don’t you get on it.”  If you knew me well, you would know what I’d have to say back to that.

After I say it though, I do try and make this for him.  It is easy and will serve him a good 3 to 4 nice meals.  He loves this with crackers.

steps of prep

steps of prep

I usually start my water heating and by the time it comes to a boil, I have my veggies out and started on the chopping.  I put the pasta in, I like small cut macaroni, shells, or anything small.  I used small bow ties for this one.  When all the veggies are chopped and in the bowl, I put in my can of tuna.  I do not drain off the water, or oil.  It adds to the moisture  and flavor of the salad.  You can use 2 cans if you want more meat.  I usually add in the dressing and mustard and cayenne before the noodles that way it is mixed well so it covers evenly.  If it is dry, I will add a bit more of the dressing and mustard to my desired level.  Salt and pepper to taste and you have a nice meal for lunch, or dinner on a hot summer day.  It really is filling and refreshing when it is hot outside. Like I said, my husband has to have this with crackers.  I think he likes the crunchy texture with the soft salad.  He is right though, it is really good that stuff 003

I hope you enjoy this as much as he does.  Granny

Here’s another great salad recipe!


Thursday 8th of August 2013

this sounds so good...I will have to try it Thanks

sandy weinstein

Wednesday 7th of August 2013

the receipe sounds great, but i would leave out the noodles for me, for weight control and carbs..

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