It's fresh, light, tasty and healthy. (Variation: If you are not a big tuna fan like me, try one 7.5 ounce can of salmon, drained and flaked.)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix dressing, dill weed and ground black pepper. Mix in macaroni, tuna, broccoli, celery and cucumber until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 14.7mg 5% DV; sodium 286.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
This salad is the best! I added 1 tablespoon of sugar and an additional can of tuna. This is good no matter what time of year. Quick to prepare and looks very colorful. Tastes amazing!!!! Read More
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2005
This would be a good salad to bring to a potluck dinner because it has a good variety of ingredients. However we felt that there was some flavorings or ingredients that could be added to enhance the taste of this dish. Read More
(5)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
This salad is the best! I added 1 tablespoon of sugar and an additional can of tuna. This is good no matter what time of year. Quick to prepare and looks very colorful. Tastes amazing!!!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
This was very satisfying and nice to have on a hot summer night. I used about 8oz of macaroni which cooked up to far more than 2 cups. Next time I'll probably only use 4oz uncooked. It really made a ton! I do have to say that if you use less pasta there will be quite a large amount of dressing. I did not double the dressing and it covered everything just perfect. I could not really taste the dill or pepper so I may add more of each of those. Also I added another can of tuna - there was no way 1 can was enough with all that pasta! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2007
I tried the recipe for a luncheon. It was good but I doubled the amount of tuna and I would probably recommend using a bow tie noodles to give it a little more pizazz when serving to a crowd. It does serve a lot of people and everyone enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2008
This recipe is great! I did modify but I really like the idea of dill in the dressing. I used a whole box of pasta. Added the juice of 1 lime a few shakes of white wine vinegar extra pepper a teaspoon of sugar peas onions and 3 cans of tuna. I omitted the broccoli and cauliflower? only because I didnt have it on hand. The best Tuna Mac salad I have ever had! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2008
My mother used to make a salad similar to this and I've been making it my entire adult life. Instead of the broccoli and carrots I add seeded chopped tomatoes. Also I think it's important to seed the cucumbers. If you don't do this leftovers could get really runny. Also in reading the other reviews I'm pretty sure the recipe was supposed to say 2 cups of uncooked pasta. It looks like one reviewer thought that was how much cooked pasta should be used. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2006
This is a great summer pasta salad. I didn't have any cucumbers so I left those out and I added just a touch of sweet relish. Very good. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2006
This is very yummy but I did make some changes. I halved the recipe but used the same amount of tuna and pepper. It seemed bland without the additional pepper. I also used zucchini instead of cucumbers because that was what I had on hand. I really enjoyed this for lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
Great recipe! Only thing I did different was shred the carrot. There was plenty crunch with the broccoli and celery. Next time I might add another can of tuna. It was very subtle. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2005
This would be a good salad to bring to a potluck dinner because it has a good variety of ingredients. However we felt that there was some flavorings or ingredients that could be added to enhance the taste of this dish. Read More
(5)
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