The best base recipe! I gave it 5 stars because i added my own twist on it make it perfect for me. I used shell pasta, light miracle whip instead of mayo, onion and some garlic powder, dill weed, salt and pepper. I also omitted the peas as i despise them, but it was delicious, i will never make it another way again.
Just like mom used to make! Retro salad reminded me of summers on the lake in Minnesota. Thanks. Now if only I could find those little pasta rings mom used to use.
An excellent recipe to use in the summer. I made this exactly as written. The flavors all went together, and the salad was creamy at service time. I believe I could use light mayonnaise without compromising the flavors of the dish next time I make it. Really, nice! Thank you so much for sharing this good recipe.
I love a recipe that provides a solid foundation for creativity! We are in the middle of a kitchen rehab and our home has no AC, so cool meals are my faves right now. I doubled it for leftovers and raided the fridge to add onion, dill, and fresh lemon juice. I also realized I was out of frozen peas (sacrilege!) so I substituted frozen corn. Kids loved it (even the one who doesn't eat mayo, onions or celery ... tee hee).
Loved this! Simple goodness. I used canola mayo to reduce the fat, added 2/3 of a small minced onion, about a teaspoon of dried dill weed, a generous dash of garlic powder and 3 chopped, diced boiled eggs. This was creamy and yummy and I loved the peas in it. Great summer salad. Thanks for posting, Pan Nan...this one is a keeper!
Good basic recipe. thanks
on a diet so...used 2 cups whole wheat pasta, only 4 tbls light miracle whip, subbed peas for chick peas, and added a whole lotta dried dill/lemon blend. I really wish I could have added more mayo.
used onion salt instead of regular salt and replaced peas with boiled cut up egg..... very simple and good
This tuna pasta salad is sooo good! I made a few changes. I used rotini. I didn't have any celery, so I used a large, firm cucumber and 2 parts Miracle Whip to 1 part mayonnaise. I used canned peas that I put in the freezer to chill slightly. I didn't want to wait 1-2 hours for the salad to chill also, so while I was prepping, I let the cooked rotini sit in the freezer for several minutes (maybe 15 or so). I added boiled egg whites, some garlic powder, onion powder, and prepared mustard for zing. And I didn't even need the salt or pepper. This is definitely one of my new fave recipes.
Very tasty!!!! I used canned peas as I didn't have any frozen - and I added a little garlic salt, garlic powder, dried minced onion, and dillweed for a little kick :) No other salt or pepper... This was yummy! Thanks for the awesome recipe!