Bill said, “Why don’t you make tuna macaroni salad like my Mom did?” I told him that's because I've never had it.
This time of year, Bill reminisces about being a kid at the family picnic, anticipating beating his uncles in the baseball game and eating his Mom’s tuna mac salad. He claims it was the best and I’m a believer.
Bill, circa 1960
Unfortunately, I don’t know the recipe but I try my best to replicate his Mom’s; however, there are so many possibilities: sweet pickle slices, pickle relish, sliced olives, onions, mayo, miracle whip, mustard, celery, green onions, red onions, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, celery seeds, salt and pepper.
This is the way I usually make it; it’s pretty simple and it makes Bill happy.
Do you like macaroni tuna salad and if so how do you make yours?
Tuna Macaroni Salad
8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
12 ounces Albacore tuna, drained
½ cup red onion, chopped
3 tablespoons pickle relish
1 tablespoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon celery seed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup Miracle Whip
After macaroni is cooked and drained well, add remaining ingredients and blend.
Refrigerate for several hours and serve.
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