Tuna Macaroni Salad


3/4 cup carrots, washed and grated

3/4 cup celery, chopped

1 cup macaroni, uncooked

2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

2 (6-ounce) cans chunk light tuna, water-packed, drained


1/2 cup mayonnaise-type salad dressing, low-fat

2 tablespoons onion, minced

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  1. Wash and prepare celery and carrots. 
  2. Boil water. Add macaroni and cook until tender, 6-8 minutes. Drain well and let cool at least 10 minutes. 
  3. Combine cooked macaroni, tuna, eggs, celery, and carrots in a large bowl. 
  4. Stir together salad dressing, onion, and pepper. 
  5. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Chill until ready to serve. 
  • Serve with fruit slices and a side salad or vegetable soup. 
  • Try whole-wheat macaroni for added fiber and nutrients.
Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 340

Fruits and Vegetables: 1/3 cup

Fat: 10 g

Fiber: 2 g

Sodium: 350 mg


This material was developed by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

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