Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

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Pasta Tuna Salad

Through the years tuna pasta salads have turned into a staple for this family. When we can’t figure out what to have for dinner this is our favorite go to recipe. You can use this Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe as a side dish, or main dish, and is even great for pot lucks or outdoor parties. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but we have also gotten into the habit of topping our plates of tuna pasta salad with our favorite flavored potato chips; a kind of crumble them on top sort of thing.

You can follow the recipe as is, or add anything to the salad you think sounds good- such as shredded cheddar, or mozzarella cheese, canned or frozen peas also makes a nice addition to the recipe. The next time you are looking for a great side dish, or are kind of stuck on what to have for dinner, give this Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe a try. Enjoy

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Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main, Dinner, Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1- 16 ounce package pasta (you choice-I like to keep it on the small side)
  • 3 tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 2 (12 ounce) can tuna
  • 1½ cups mayonnaise or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Creamy Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions-rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, celery and tuna.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, salad dressing, sugar and pepper. Add to pasta salad, mix together, and refrigerate for 1 hour. (if you are tight for time- when you rinse the pasta with cold water, continue rinsing till the pasta gets really cold; through it together and serve.)

Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

Bow Tie Seafood Pasta Salad Recipe

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Bow Tie Seafood Pasta Salad

 

I was asked to cook for a get together  at he Church. Cold salads always seem to go good for pot lucks or a  large get together. This Bow Tie Seafood Pasta Salad Recipe has good color due to the imitation crab meat; so it presents itself very well. The blend of flavors is delicious with the crab and shrimp meat added in. This is a large recipe, so if you are making to feed your family at home, you may want to cut it back a bit. I cooked the full recipe, and it was wiped out. Enjoy

 

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Bow Tie Seafood Pasta Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1½ lbs imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 lb frozen cooked baby shrimp, thawed
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 4 cups mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl and add the crab, shrimp, celery, onions and green pepper.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, salt, dill and pepper.
  3. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

 

Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Summertime is here. Along with summer comes the cook outs, graduation parties and picnics. Cold salads are great in the summer and go with almost anything. I love the grill and the cold salads that many time go along with it. This Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe is just delicious. Serve it as a side dish or even use it as a main dish. Your family or the crowd will love it. Prepare it a little ahead of time so it gets real cold. Enjoy

Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dry macaroni, cooked -I used shells in this recipe-your choice
  • 2 5 oz bags of cooked shrimp
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons horseradish
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
Instructions
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  2. Mix cooked macaroni, shrimp, onion, celery, green pepper, and radishes together in a salad bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with the horseradish and lemon juice, then add spices to taste.
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  5. Fold into salad and chill well before serving.

 

Simple Potato Salad Recipe

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With the summer coming to an end I had to make potato salad at least one more time. This is a simple recipe with not a lot of prep time. However the longer you let it cool in the fridge the better the flavors will blend. Served with BBQ chicken or pork ribs fresh off the grill -what a great summertime meal.

Simple Potato Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6 as side
Ingredients
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled- about 2 pounds .
  • 1 ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped. 1 cup
  • 6 Hard boiled eggs- 4 chopped
Instructions
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  2. Boil potatoes covered with water in a 3 quart sauce pan. Till tender. Then let cool.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the potatoes celery and onion
  4. then mix in the eggs.
  5. Slice the remaining 2 eggs-placing the slices on top of the potato salad. Garnish with paprika if desired.
  6. Enjoy