Pasta, 1-2 cups, assorted styles
Tuna, 2-3 cans, packed in water
Garlic powder, ½ to 1 teaspoon
Salt, ½ teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce, 1 to 1 ½ teaspoon
Onion powder ½ to 1 teaspoon
Whole celery seed, ½ to 1 teaspoon
Dried garlic, ½ to 1 teaspoon
Chili powder, ½ to 1 teaspoon
Bell pepper, green, red or yellow
Celery, several stalks
Green onions, ½ cup chopped
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
Sugar, 1 teaspoon
Small bowls, one for each vegetable used
Can opener, electric or manual
Open the tuna cans and drain. How many cans you use is dependent on how much you want to make. Using a fork, remove the tuna from the cans into a mixing bowl. Add the spices as noted in the ingredients list. Use amounts to personal taste. For a zingier tasting tuna salad add more chili powder. Fold the spices into the tuna using the fork. Be sure to mix well.
The secret ingredient is sugar. Add a teaspoon…now!
Hint #3: One of the best things about this meal is that it can be made to personal taste. This means that the spices can vary from chef to chef. Be creative!
Next add the Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. If you want to use mayonnaise, feel free. Miracle Whip is far better. Note that there was no amount listed in the ingredients list. Depending on the amount of tuna used will determine the amount of salad dressing used. Start out with 2-3 heaping soup spoonfuls (I affectionately refer to them as “plops”) of the Miracle Whip and fold it to the tuna mixture. If the mixture looks a little dry, then add another spoonful.
Stir in the veggies next and mix well. At this point, the mixture is ready to be used for a sandwich if desired. So grab the bread of your choice (I happen to love Pugliese, but wheat bread will do) and enjoy!
However, if you’ve been wanting the real deal, then add 2-5 cups of the cooked pasta to the mixture (depending on how much tuna mixture you made.) Using a wooden spoon, fold into the tuna and and mix well.
This is one of the easiest meals to prepare for the family and takes less than one half hour from start to finish if not prepping the vegetables ahead of time. Be creative with some of the ingredients until finding the right balance of flavor. Pair with a cold glass of milk or lemonade and enjoy!