All of you mayonnaise haters, turn away.
I love mayonnaise. I should get royalties for all the times I mention Hellman's REAL mayo!!!!
This is old school, comfort food, not to be made in 90 degree weather, or it will spoil. It is for air conditioned parties only.
This recipe is not for the pasta salad snob.
It is straight from my childhood.
I could eat the whole bowl and I LOVE it.
I have never met a person who didn't like this.
It's sort of like my classic potato salad recipe, but with tuna in it.
Picnic Macaroni Salad w/ Tuna:
1 lb. pasta shells, cooked and rinsed
1/2 of a yellow or red onion, minced
4 ribs celery, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 cans tuna in water, drained
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped (optional)
1/2 bag of frozen peas, defrosted
3 big globs of Hellman's mayo (not the lowfat kind)
2 tbsp Gulden's spicy brown mustard
2 heaping tablespoons of pickle relish w/ some of the pickle juice
salt & pepper
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.