Easy Tuna Salad Recipe With Macaroni and Green Beans – A Refreshing Summer Meal

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The warmer the weather gets, the less that you want to be stuck inside the house around a hot stove cooking.  This easy tuna salad recipe that I am sharing with you today can be made ahead for a delicious and cool main dish salad with hardly much effort to enjoy later while you take advantage of beautiful weather.

Basically, the only work involved is boiling up your eggs and macaroni and chopping the onion and celery. What more could a busy woman ask?

This tuna macaroni salad comes to life thanks to the tasty combination of just a little soy sauce and red wine vinegar to your basic salad dressing along with green beans, onions and celery among its ingredients.   A few tablespoons of milk help keep the mix moist without the need for lubricating the salad with more salad dressing.

I hope you try my tuna green bean salad recipe sometime because it is different way to enjoy tuna salad and freeing up your day.  You may also want to taste my lemon pepper tuna pasta salad that is another cold salad to savor. Please share these simple tuna salad recipes with your friends and family and do come back to my blog for more delicious and home-tested recipes.

Easy Tuna Salad Recipe

2 cans (5-oz.) of tuna
1 tablespoon of lite soy sauce
3 heaping tablespoons of lite salad dressing (about 1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
8-oz. of cooked shell or elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons of milk
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1-1/2 cups of celery, finely chopped
1 can (14.5 oz) of green beans
½ teaspoons of salt
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

Put water on to boil your eggs while you clean and chop the onion and celery.

After the eggs are hard-boiled, chop and add to your mixing bowl along with the chopped onion and celery.

Boil your macaroni and also add it once cooked to your mixing bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly before covering and placing in your refrigerator until ready to serve.

If the salad seems to dry, you can lube this up with just a bit more milk or a tablespoon of olive oil.

ENJOY!

Easy Tuna Salad Recipe
This easy tuna salad recipe that I am sharing with you today can be made ahead for a delicious and cool main dish salad with hardly much effort to enjoy later while you take advantage of beautiful weather.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold salad, easy recipe, easy tuna salad, easy tuna salad recipe, green beans, macaroni, soy sauce, summer meal
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 2 cans 5-oz. of tuna
  • 1 tablespoon of lite soy sauce
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of lite salad dressing about 1/3 cup
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 8- oz. of cooked shell or elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups of celery finely chopped
  • 1 can 14.5 oz of green beans
  • ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs chopped
Instructions
  1. Put water on to boil your eggs while you clean and chop the onion and celery.
  2. After the eggs are hard-boiled, chop and add to your mixing bowl along with the chopped onion and celery.
  3. Boil your macaroni and also add it once cooked to your mixing bowl.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly before covering and placing in your refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. If the salad seems to dry, you can lube this up with just a bit more milk or a tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. ENJOY!
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3 Comments

  1. Jerry Marquardt
    June 11, 2016 / 12:39 am

    The Easy Tuna Salad looks so very delicious. I will be making this over the weekend. I thank you for sharing this today.

  2. Valerie
    July 9, 2023 / 12:23 pm

    Hi, I just found this recipe from a link on MSN. What do you mean by “lite salad dressing”? It’s white, so is it ranch? Or is that a fancy way to say mayonnaise? Thanks!

    • Mary Balandiat
      Author
      July 9, 2023 / 12:28 pm

      Hi Valerie,

      It refers to a reduced calorie salad dressing like Miracle Whip or mayonnaise type of dressing. You get the same flavor and creaminess only without all the extra fat.

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