Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad with Tuna

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
A favorite for picnics, this salad is a wonderful combination of tastes and textures. Serve as an entree or as a side dish.


  • 2 cups macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, cubed (optional)
  • 6 1/2 oz tuna in water, canned, drained (optional)
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of rapidly boiling water until done. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  • In a large bowl, gently mix macaroni, celery, red pepper, red onion, cucumber and tuna (if used) together.
  • In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Add mayonnaise mixture to macaroni mixture and toss together.
  • Refrigerate until serving time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 369
  Calories from Fat 99 (27%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(12%)Cholesterol 36mg
(20%)Sodium 475mg
(12%)Potassium 428mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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