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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.
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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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