Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

You'll crave this salad once you try it, this also works well with chicken in place of the tuna, please do not omit the sweet pickles they *make* this salad! adjust all amounts to suit taste, plan ahead this needs to chill before serving, cooking time is chilling time

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender; drain then rinse well under cold water; place in a bowl then toss with 1 tablespoon oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Add in tuna, onion, bell pepper, celery and sweet pickles; toss to combine.
  3. In a bowl mix together mayonnaise with sour cream, sweet relish (if using) garlic powder, yellow mustard (start with 1 tablespoon mustard) and seasoned salt; add to the macaroni mixture; mix well to combine.
  4. Season with black pepper to taste.
  5. Arrange the cooked egg wedges around the inside of the bowl, then dust the top of the salad and eggs lightly with paprika.
  6. Cover and chill at least 3 hours before serving (the longer chilling time the better!).
Most Helpful

Oh my goodness, what a delicious salad! I halved the recipe in case we didn't like it...big mistake. We ate it all at one meal. The only change I made was to add some small cubes of cheese and to chop up the eggs and mix them in. Thank you for posting this recipe!

Euphegenia June 06, 2013

Add a drained can of peas. perfection...............

Anabeck May 30, 2013

Excellent! The only thing I left out the sour cream and green onions, didn't have any. Will add the next time I make it. DH said it was the best he's had.

Naturelover May 15, 2010