One of my childhood memories of deliciousness is my mother’s Tuna Macaroni Salad Deluxe. We often enjoyed a scaled version of this American Classic but when the occasion called for something special we were treated to the Deluxe version of this delicious pasta salad.
This is post is sponsored by Blue Harbor, all opinions are honest and my own.
One thing I learned early in my childhood was that not all canned tuna was created equally. And as I learned more about food and I began to realize that it wasn’t only the quality of a product but also the sourcing of the product.
That’s why I choose Blue Harbor Wild Albacore Tuna. Did you know that every fillet of Blue Harbor albacore tuna is hand-selected and hand-prepared? Humans make better choices than automated machines do. And that’s why Blue Harbor is hands-down better than the competitor.
What Ingredients do I need to make Tuna Macaroni Salad Deluxe?
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make Tuna Macaroni Salad Deluxe. In Chef Speak this is called the “Mise en Place” which translates to “Everything in its Place”.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed the up cooking process, but it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
Why do I use Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna?
As a chef and home cook I’ve opened many cans of Tuna over the years. From the small home use can to the restaurant size can. I’m sure you experienced the same feelings as I have when you open up a can of tuna to a strong odor, a mushy texture, or an abundance of liquid. It’s not very appealing and looks more like cat food than tuna.
With Blue Harbor Sustainable Albacore Tuna and Wild Pink Salmon you can be sure that each time you open the can you’re the best canned (or pouch) tuna or salmon that money can buy.
Simply prepared with water and sea salt (without preservatives) and sustainably caught each can or pouch of Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna will have that clean, fresh, mild taste that will let you taste the delicious flavor that tuna was meant to have.
In Florida you. can find Blue Harbor Tuna and Salmon at Publix, Target, Winn Dixie, The Fresh Market, Earth Fare, and GreenWise Market.
Click through the link to find Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna and Wild Pink Salmon at a store near you.
How do I make Tuna Macaroni Salad Deluxe?
The first step is cooking the pasta you want to use for your Tuna Macaroni Salad. After cooking and setting the pasta to cool, you can make the dressing for the salad.
*Refrigerate the dressing while you continue making the salad.
Add the chopped onions, celery, olives, shredded carrots, tomatoes, cheddar and parsley to the cooked macaroni. Mix all the ingredients together.
Add the drained Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna to the pasta salad.
**I used two cans of tuna but if you want to add more of the delicious tuna to your pasta salad use three cans.
Mix the dressing into the Tuna Macaroni Salad and top with crispy bacon bits and parsley.
You’re family and friends are going to love my Tuna Macaroni Salad. It’s the perfect treat for your next get-together or just to treat your family.
**Remember that recipes are guidelines and you can always adjust my recipe to meet your preferences or dietary needs. Or add your favorite ingredients to add your personal touch!
How are you going to use Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna in your recipes? After one taste you’ll be hooked on Blue Harbor and the fresh, clean flavor of sustainably caught, hand-selected albacore tuna!
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