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Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad

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Adjust Servings:
2 cans of tuna (drained)
1 small green bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
1 ½ cups chopped sweet pickles
1⁄2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp garlic powder
salt to taste
½ tsp paprika
2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
4 -5 green onions (finely chopped)
1 stalk celery (finely diced)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup mayonnaise
1 -2 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 -4 hard-boiled eggs (quartered)

Nutritional information

36.6 g
36.6 g
15.4 g
427.6 mg
31.3 mg

Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad

  • Non Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Cold tuna macaroni salad is a perfect hearty snack for times when you want something nutritious and flavorful at the same time. It is extremely easy to make, and one of the must-have snacks for the summer. Once prepared, you can keep it in your refrigerator and enjoy it like it is, or make a sandwich and pack it for your lunch. With an intrinsic balance of textures, and flavors, this salad tastes delicious and is packed with nutrients too.

Health Benefits

Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad packs some of the healthiest ingredients. Tuna provides endless health benefits as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. Pickle juice on the other hand helps greatly with digestion.

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How to make Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad

  • Pour water in a large pot, add salt and bring it to boil.
  • Cook macaroni al dente.
  • Transfer macaroni to a bowl, add a tablespoon of oil and toss well.
  • Add tuna, bell pepper, sweet pickles, spring onion, and celery in the bowl of macaroni and toss it well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, sweet relish, yellow mustard and mix together. Add salt to taste.
  • Add this dressing to the macaroni bowl and toss to combine well. Season with black pepper to taste.
  • In a serving bowl, arrange boiled egg wedges and spoon macaroni salad on top of it. Garnish with a drizzle of paprika.
  • Refrigerate to chill for at least 3 hours before serving it cold.


  • Unlike most other fish, tuna’s flesh ranges in color from pink to dark red.
  • Tuna is considered one of the best and rarest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Tuna is not only delicious to eat, but fun to catch too. It is often called the game fish for the very same reason.
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