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We got a huge box of penne from a friend so I'm trying to use it up creatively. This was delicious! I just used penne instead of macaroni - and forgot about the cucumber - but it was still good!

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BeckaBoo July 17, 2008

This recipe was pretty good! Without any changes, I felt like it still needed more of a kick. I added an additional TBL of jalapenos and another chile pepper. I also added about a TSP of red hot chili flakes. For freshness, I added a little extra cilantro and a splash of lime juice. Overall a good recipe with room to add some more zip and creativity!

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TeeCooks June 24, 2013

Rita, I am not going to rate your recipe as I had made some significant changes to it! I used whole wheat macaroni...1/2 cup mayonnaise and used aout 1/4 cup of Poppy Seed Dressing...and added a can of garbonzo beans. It made up a huge amount, but that is OK as it will get eaten up for lunches. My DD had suggested adding baby peas. Your recipe is a good base to start of and get creative if you want. Thanks for the idea

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Abby Girl May 23, 2009

I absolutely loved this tuna macaroni salad! This is a wonderfully spicy take on the traditional tuna salad recipe. I loved the smoky flavor of the chipotle chili in adobo combined with the heat of the jalapeno (I added a little more thean the teaspoon). Also, I'm not used to having cukes in my tuna salad, but they blended nicely with the other veggies in this dish and I really liked the addition of them. I minced the garlic cloves and used fresh parsley. This was a wonderful dish that I would definitely make again. Thanks for posting!

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Dr. Jenny July 08, 2008

A very enjoyable variation on the typical pasta salad. I halved the recipe but not the amount of jalapeno or chipotle and it wasn't too spicy at all.

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iris5555 May 29, 2007

Hadn't had macaroni and tuna salad in a long time and this was really good. Made just half the recipe and it worked fine. Actually did not use the peppers, due to a picky DH, but it was excellent without them. Thanks, Rita for sharing another of your super recipes.

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Marie May 02, 2006

Rita this was very good, my DS likes things super-spicy so I added in one jalapeno pepper, finely chopped, I also increased the mayo slightly, this is a delicious tuna salad recipe. thanks...Kitten:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz April 27, 2006
Spicy Tuna Macaroni Salad