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Tuna Pasta Salad

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 c. macaroni, uncooked
  • 2 (6.5-oz.) cans tuna, water-packed
  • ½ c. celery, chopped
  • 1 c. raw carrots, sliced
  • ½ c. green pepper, chopped
  • ½ c. light salad dressing, mayonnaise type
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. milk (more or less for desired consistency)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and cool. Drain tuna. Wash vegetables; chop celery, carrots and green pepper. Mix macaroni, tuna and vegetables together in mixing bowl. Mix remaining ingredients and stir into macaroni mixture. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 10 servings.

Per serving: 140 calories, 5 grams (g) fat, 12 g carbohydrate and 232 mg sodium.
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