Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

I was craving a light and healthy macaroni salad when I created this recipe for Tuna Macaroni Salad.  The red onion and cornichons give it a wonderful crunch and the tuna provides enough protein that you can serve it as a main dish.  I recently made it at our annual campout with friends and it was a total hit!


1 lb. large elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed, and drained

2 to 3 cans albacore or skipjack tuna in olive oil

3.8 oz can sliced black olives, drained

2/3 cup cornichons (small dill pickles), drained and chopped

Red onion, chopped

1 bottle of red wine vinaigrette

Place the macaroni in a large salad bowl.  Add the cans of tuna including their oil. Add the olives, cornichons, red onion, and vinaigrette, to taste.  Mix well and chill until potluck time!