I have been making this salad for as long as I can remember.
My mom made this salad, usually during lent and
I have always made this salad for summer barbecues.
When I was a newlywed, so many years ago, it was an easy and
very affordable salad to make and still is!
We prefer this salad on the dry side…
made with a light hand on the mayo but
feel free to add as much as your family likes.
1 (8 oz) package
small shell macaroni
1 (5 oz) can
diced red onion
1 (8.5 oz) can
sweet peas, drained
cubed extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 to 1 cup
mayonnaise or miracle whip
salt and pepper
- Cook shell macaroni according to package directions, drain and rinse under cold water, drain. Place in a large bowl. Add to bowl, tuna, celery, red onion, sweet peas, and cheese.
- Lightly toss ingredients with mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Use the amount of mayonnaise you prefer.
*This recipe can be doubled/tripled with great results
*2 tablespoons diced pimentos can be added