Creamy Tuna & Macaroni Salad

How to make a Creamy Tuna and Macaroni Salad.


  • 6 oz dry elbow macaroni pasta
  • 5 oz tin of tuna, drained and flaked
  • 10 black olives, diced
  • ⅓ cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and diced
  • ⅓ cup hot & sweet jalapeños, diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, sliced

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1-2 tsp table sugar
  • ⅛ tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Ground pepper, to taste


  1. Slice olives, peppers, jalapeños, and celery, and then set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.
  3. Dressing should be relatively thin, so it can easily coat pasta.
  4. Adjust seasonings per preference. 
  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook macaroni until tender.
  6. Pour pasta into a colander and rinse with cold water to cool pasta and stop pasta from overcooking.
  7. Drain pasta and add to a large mixing bowl.
  8. Add dressing and toss well.
  9. Add vegetables and toss again.
  10. Finally, flake tuna and add to pasta, mixing until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  11. Serve immediately or save for quick weekday meals.
  12. Once chilled, dressing will be mostly absorbed by pasta.
  13. You may want to make additional dressing and toss again before eating.
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