Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

We've been eating this salad over 25 years. It's best if you make it ahead of time and let it chill well before eating. A fine summertime meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding a little vegetable oil to keep separated; drain and chill.
  2. Mix with tuna, egg, onion, celery, green pepper and olives.
  3. With a whisk or fork, beat together dressing ingredients; toss with macaroni-tuna mixture.
  4. Cover and chill until serving time.
  5. Garnish with salad greens.


Most Helpful

KarenT, this is a wonderful make-ahead salad especially when cooking for a crowd for a potluck dinner. I made this the night before. I made two exactly as you posted and the second batch, I substituted small shrimp for the tuna. This is very easy and one that is sure to please everyone. Thank you so much.

Merlot March 24, 2004

Cut this in half and used fake crab (which I shredded somewhat) and served over some chopped lettuce. DH really enjoyed the salad and especially the dressing. This will be a regular in our house especially during the hot summer days. Thank you for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2014.

mama smurf April 16, 2014

What an easy dish to make ahead of time. I used chicken (DH won't eat tuna). Everyone enjoyed. Thanks for sharing Karen.

Country Cook in Oklahoma August 17, 2006

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