Mom’s Tuna-Macaroni Salad

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Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.



In a large bowl, lightly toss the tuna, macaroni, peas, onion, celery, and red pepper until mixed. In a smaller bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, and black pepper until well blended. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the pasta and carefully mix until the pasta is evenly coated with the dressing. Sprinkle the egg pieces over the top, and chill well before serving.

Yield: 6 main-dish servings. Serving size: 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 260, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 50 mg, Sodium: 270 mg, Fiber: 5 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 meat, 1 fat, 2 starch. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This column is written by Sandy Bjerkness, R.D., L.D., a research dietitian and freelance writer from Rochester, Minnesota.