Yield: 8 servings

Macaroni Salad

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Just in time for summer picnics and barbecues, Macaroni Salad is simply delicious! With a pickle brine dressing and tuna, this salad makes a perfect light lunch or cold side dish.


  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 dill pickle spears, diced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 2 cans tuna in water, drained
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, diced

For the dressing

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pickle juice
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper, optional


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Add tomatoes, celery, pickles, green pepper, tuna, and eggs to pasta.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, pickle juice, and salt. Pour over pasta and veggies. Mix until everything is combined.
  4. Chill for at least one hour. Serve with a few cranks of fresh cracked black pepper. ENJOY.


  • Can be made with or without the tuna!
  • If you like it creamier, add more pickle juice and mayo.
  • Swap out the mayonnaise for miracle whip for a zippier flavor, like my mom always made!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 812mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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