Friday, July 26, 2013

Tuna Macaroni Salad

How are you all this afternoon? 
By the way...

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Today I wanted to share a simple recipe with all of you...
My mom has been making this since I was little, and it is a nice quick meal you can just throw together if you have these basic ingredients:

1 lb of elbow macaroni
1 can of strained tuna
A few stalks of washed celery
Half an onion
2 or 3 Hardboiled Eggs
Mayonnaise
Fresh Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Paprika 

So the steps to making this yummy dish are pretty easy!!

First you cook your pound of pasta, and strain it!
Rinse with water to prevent from sticking, and throw it in a large mixing bowl!
Let that cool a bit while we prep our other ingredients...


Also while your pasta is cooking, you can also hard boil your eggs as well! 
2 or 3 should do just the trick for a pound of pasta!
Once your eggs are done, it should make it easier to get the shells off if you shock them in cold water and leave them in that for a few minutes while you're prepping your veggies in the next step!

I guess that would make them SHELLSHOCKED! AAHAHAH!


Ok as you awkwardly brush off my horribly corny joke, take a look at this next step!

Next wash your celery, and unpeel your onion!
Chop them up, dice them up finely if you'd like, or if you like your veggies chunkier that's fine too!
It's all what YOU prefer!


Once all of your veggies are chopped, go back and take your "shellshocked" eggies out of the water!
Give them a peeling and rinse them to get the remaining shell bits off...

Now chop your eggs into nice sized chunks, and open your can of tuna!

Now you are going to add your Onion, Celery, Eggs, & Tuna to the pasta in your large mixing bowl...
Add mayonnaise until you are happy with the consistency...
Stir it all together!!


Now it's time to go out to your garden if you have one, and pick some *FRESH PARSLEY* 
or you can just buy some parsley from the store!



Now go to your magickal spice rack and grab your paprika for another little splash of color!!



Now wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes...
But feel free to taste along the way to make sure the flavors are exactly how you want them!

AND VIOLA!!!


Enjoy a whole bowl of this as your whole lunch 
OR
Have as just a side with some BBQ'd meats or grilled veggies!!!


Try it out and add your own ingredients as well!!
Feel free to add diced green bell peppers or even black olives! 

ENJOY!