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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

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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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