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Two bowls of tuna macaroni salad one in front of the other with forks to the left hand side and salt and pepper cellars in the background.

Quick Tuna Macaroni Salad

Quick tuna macaroni salad is a twist on the classic family favourite. Easy to make and made with healthy veggies this is a lower calorie, lower fat version too!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 382kcal
Author Neil


  • 250 g macaroni
  • 1/2 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 x 160g tins of tuna in spring water
  • 5 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly grated pepper
  • 100 g frozen peas


  • Begin to cook the macaroni in a pan of boiling water as per the packet instructions.
  • Whilst the macaroni is cooking quickly chop the red onion and red pepper.
  • Drain the tuna then mix it with the mayonnaise and the chopped onion and pepper.
  • Approximately 2 minutes before the end of the macaroni cooking add the frozen peas into the same pot.
  • When the pasta and peas are cooked, drain the pot and immediately add the tuna mayonnaise mixture in. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Season to taste.
  • Serve warm. Or serve cold. If putting in the fridge until later be sure to remove so the pasta can return to room temperature.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1171IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg