Tuna & Pea Salad in Shells

"This is a fantastic main dish perfect for those hot summer days when a light, cool meal sounds good. I make the day before to let the flavors blend."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain.
  • Set aside in bowl of cold water.
  • Combine remaining ingredients.
  • Add peas; toss gently.
  • Drain water off of pasta.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup tuna mixture into each macaroni shell.
  • Cover; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

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  1. cancersurvivor
    This is a great and beautiful salad. I think if it is too bland, add one teaspoons of horseradish to the dressing, and then when you stir the dressing into the tuna mixture, it is simply delicious. Cancer survivor.
     
  2. Mrs.Jack
    I made these for the office and they were DELICIOUS-everyone loved them! Fast and easy to prepare and so pretty on a platter. Thank you for a great recipe, Claudia Dawn! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.
     
  3. eileen.ross
    I made a version of these a while ago, using shrimp salad instead of tuna, thinking that I was being so original. Oh well. I shall try these, as they do look good as well, and not as costly. Thank you.
     
  4. Kim127
    Very yummy and what a pretty presentation. I've made something similar in the past but just used plain tuna salad. This recipe is much tastier! I admit to forgetting to mix the peas in. Silly. I had them cooked and drained and sitting in a bowl and then just plain forgot to add them. On the other hand I really liked how they ended up looking with the peas on top. Very pretty!! Don't skimp on the dill and use fresh if at all possible.
     
  5. Nikoma
    This is good but a little bland for me. I used a 15oz can chickpeas in place of the tuna. Next time I'd use more miracle whip and less sour cream. I like the added texture and sweetness from the peas, and I love the hard boiled eggs. Really it all comes down to how you like your tuna salad. I'll try this idea again with my usual version + the peas/eggs. Thanks!
     
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  1. Nikoma
    This is good but a little bland for me. I used a 15oz can chickpeas in place of the tuna. Next time I'd use more miracle whip and less sour cream. I like the added texture and sweetness from the peas, and I love the hard boiled eggs. Really it all comes down to how you like your tuna salad. I'll try this idea again with my usual version + the peas/eggs. Thanks!
     

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