Macaroni Salad

A traditional, yet perfect summer side for any BBQ dinner. Quick, easy to make, and super delicious! Make ahead of time for dinner or potluck.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 can white flaked tuna
  • 1 small red onion finely diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 stick celery finely chopped
  • 3-4 dill pickles finely diced
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the package. Remove from heat, drain, and let it cool.

  2. In a large bowl, add the tuna, red onion, red bell pepper, celery, dill pickles and cherry tomatoes. Mix together and once the noodles have cooled, add them in with the vegetables.

  3. Add the mayonnaise and pepper to the bowl, and mix until all the ingredients are well combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

This salad is great to make ahead of time for a party. The longer it sits, the better it tastes, so it can be made the day before and stored in the fridge until you're ready to serve.