Southern Tuna and Macaroni Salad is one of the side dishes we southerners often pick to share at our family gatherings and picnics; made from solid white albacore tuna, al dente macaroni, hard-boiled egg whites, diced red onions, fresh parsley, sliced dill gherkins pickles, mayonnaise and a hint of freshly squeezed lemon juice it makes a perfect simple side dish.
As a small child, I loved my mom’s Tuna and Macaroni Salad to a point of no return and then back again. Yes, that’s a lot of loving, isn’t it? Over the years, I have changed her recipe slightly and it has become more delicious than ever to me.
Now, what did I change from Mom’s recipe? Not a lot, however, Mom uses freshly canned sweet pickle relish, Miracle Whip, yellow onions, and eggs or lemon juice is not added to her recipe. Over the years as my taste buds evolved, I guess some changes came about to her salad.
I also love that this recipe is so budget friendly and seems to hit it off well with our BBQ’s in the Summer with family and friends. The recipe has the most simple ingredients you can find at any local market you and your family shop at with ease. You can feel at ease when shopping for this recipe you won’t be going for broke. As a matter of fact, I bet if you take a peek, you have 98% of them now —> see recipe here