My mother has been making this every summer since I was a child. It keeps well in the fridge and is an ideal accompaniment to hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs...anything BBQ.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a large bowl, toss together cooked pasta, celery and green onions. Mix in French dressing, thousand island dressing and mayonnaise. Fold in tuna and shrimp. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 17.2g; carbohydrates 49.9g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 48.7mg; sodium 380.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
This is a great recipe. People frequently ask me to make this salad. And it's fairly easy to make too. I normally use 1/2 lb of salad shrimp (from the frozen section) instead of the canned shrimp. Sometimes I'll add a little bit of Old Bay seasoning. One time I did not green onions so I substituted chopped sweet onion and it did not turn out as well. Stick with the green onion. Also when I mix the ingredients I start by combining the mayo and the tuna at the bottom of the bowl so that I can mix it well. Then I add the pasta and other ingredients. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
This is a great recipe. People frequently ask me to make this salad. And it's fairly easy to make too. I normally use 1/2 lb of salad shrimp (from the frozen section) instead of the canned shrimp. Sometimes I'll add a little bit of Old Bay seasoning. One time I did not green onions so I substituted chopped sweet onion and it did not turn out as well. Stick with the green onion. Also when I mix the ingredients I start by combining the mayo and the tuna at the bottom of the bowl so that I can mix it well. Then I add the pasta and other ingredients. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2009
Great starter salad but some changes seemed to make it better. Too dry for 16 servings so figured on only 8 so only used 1 lb of pasta. But once made there was plenty for more! For the dressing I increased mayo to 2 cups then used 1/2 cup Italian Dressing (Bernstein) & 1/2 cup Catalina (you can play around with other dressings too) & I added 1.5 Tablespoons of Old Bay as other's have done. Mixed all together and used 1/2 of the mix on the cooked pasta. Let chill for 3 hrs then added the seafood & the rest of the dressing mix. I only used 1 can of Albacore Tuna (drained) 1 lb of fresh salad shrimp and added a package of immatation crab (shredded). I also added 2-3 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese. And it does get better each day YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2007
Everyone at the potluck I brought this to was asking for some to take home with them. I added 16oz. of imitation crab meat. I could have done w/o the tuna but that is just my personal preference. I also made a batch w/ fat free dressings and fat free miracle whip perfect for my diet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
I make it the same way but only mayo and not the dressings. Never thought of that. I will have to try it that way! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2007
Pretty good - the longer it stays in the fridge the better it tastes IMO.Something is missing though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2010
A simple recipe to make and everyone at our thanksgiving loved it. I added crab meat and some spices to it but it turned out great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2013
Had twenty people over for a BBQ and this salad was a big hit. I was asked by several people for the recipe. Will make this for other events I cook for. Thanks for the recipe NOLLEEZ! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2014
I really liked this pasta salad. I get so tired of the Italian dressing pasta salads. I didn't give it five stars because I made some changes based on my family's personal tastes. Here are the changes I made: substituted imitation crab for the tuna Western Dressing (aka "cow dressing") for the French dressing No mayo...I added more thousand island dressing added black olives and corn Read More
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