Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuna Pasta Salad



I have been making this salad for about 20 years. The first time I tried it was at my in-laws shortly after marrying my husband. I really liked it as I love light summer salads. In asking for the recipe my mother-in-law gave me the ingredients, but as far as amounts she used a little of this and a little of that.

I took a shot with the amounts and it worked out fine. I still make it a few times every summer. It's easy and a great summer dish. It is also a terrific potluck addition.


Tuna Pasta Salad


1 package of salad pasta (I usually use rings or shells)
1 can tuna-drained
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 rib of celery-chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion (red or yellow)
1/3 cup small cubes of cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp white vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
1 cup mayo or salad dressing

Prepare pasta as directed on the box. Add frozen peas with about 2 minutes left the pasta preparation.
Mix with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

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