Updated on October 19th, 2015
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
- 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
- ½ cup miracle whip
- 3 Tablespoons mustard
- salt and pepper
- shake of cayenne
- Start by preparing you pasta as directed on package. Rinse and let cool.
- 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.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- 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.
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 way.
I hope you enjoy this as much as he does. Granny