Growing up my mom used to make this dish for picnics in the summer. I never really ate it until we went to a picnic at her coworkers lake house and I have loved it ever since! This dish for me has turned into a lunch dish and I can usually get 2 lunches out of this.
There isn’t a real recipe to this and it really can be manipulated anyway you would like.
1-2 servings of noodles (I usually use elbow or bowties, but went with shells this time. Your choice!)
1 can of tuna – drained
1-2 tablespoons mayonaisse (This will vary depending on your mayo taste)
Carrots/Celery (optional, your choice)
Paprika to sprinkle on top (optional)
Once you have drained the pasta, run it under cold water for a quick minute so the noodles don’t stick together. (I usually run it under the cold water while it is still in the strainer.) In a bowl mix pasta, tuna, mayo, and carrots/celery until everything is mixed in. (I mix mine in the pot I made the noodles in once it is drained) Pour in serving bowl and put in fridge. Serve cold!
It doesn’t take long to make and it really goes great at a summer picnic, but it also works well for taking for lunch.