This quick, cool summer or fall salad is very filling and suitable for a light-meal main dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain. Rinse macaroni with cold water until cooled completely; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Mix black beans, tuna, mayonnaise, green onions, bacon bits, lemon juice, and black pepper with the macaroni. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 43.2g 14% DV; fat 19.1g 29% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 393.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2015
I liked the addition of the pasta to this tuna salad but the ratio of tuna to pasta was off for us. Fortunately I didn t add all of the cooked pasta at one time added about 3/4 of it which probably equates to about 5-6 oz (rather than the 8 oz that I cooked). Adding all of the pasta certainly would be a way to stretch the budget that s for sure but you will lose some of the tuna flavor. We don't eat bacon bits so I cooked crisp a couple slices of bacon which worked out well. This recipe makes a lot and in this house this is definitely five main course servings rather than a side dish. I added a bit of chopped red bell pepper which gave it a pop of color and a little crunch and after I took the photo added some green peas (great addition!). Hubby is much more of a tuna lover than I and he REALLY liked it and I LIKED it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2015
Used: Lime and Cracked Pepper Tuna (rather then plain) only 1/4 cup of Mayo Lime juice instead of Lemon Juice and Lemon Pepper instead of black pepper. We also added Corn Kernels Cherry tomatoes and Green Peas. Waiting for the salad to meld and tasting top occur Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2015
I liked the addition of the pasta to this tuna salad but the ratio of tuna to pasta was off for us. Fortunately I didn t add all of the cooked pasta at one time added about 3/4 of it which probably equates to about 5-6 oz (rather than the 8 oz that I cooked). Adding all of the pasta certainly would be a way to stretch the budget that s for sure but you will lose some of the tuna flavor. We don't eat bacon bits so I cooked crisp a couple slices of bacon which worked out well. This recipe makes a lot and in this house this is definitely five main course servings rather than a side dish. I added a bit of chopped red bell pepper which gave it a pop of color and a little crunch and after I took the photo added some green peas (great addition!). Hubby is much more of a tuna lover than I and he REALLY liked it and I LIKED it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2015
I made this with some substitutions because I didn't have a couple of items. I added Mancini's Giardiniera to give it some kick. I didn't have bacon bits and my pasta box was bigger than 8 oz. so I added another can of tuna. I also threw in some Italian seasoning and my husband really liked it. I would like to make it as written sometime soon! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2015
Used: Lime and Cracked Pepper Tuna (rather then plain) only 1/4 cup of Mayo Lime juice instead of Lemon Juice and Lemon Pepper instead of black pepper. We also added Corn Kernels Cherry tomatoes and Green Peas. Waiting for the salad to meld and tasting top occur Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
Tasty quick easy - I used red lentil pasta and added Celery and some shredded red cabbage instead of bacon or bacon bits. Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2015
Delicious. Little less mayo and more bacon. Lemon adds great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2015
I do not like canned tuna but I tried this at my inlaws house and I liked it. The tuna was not overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2019
I will make it again Read More