Sunday, 2 February 2014

Tuna, Macaroni and Dill Pickle Salad

I made this to use up a half can of tuna I had leftover from something else. It was really tasty and punchy with the pickles and capers, which were a perfect compliment to the tuna. It's also really nice with some hard boiled eggs on top.

Tuna, Macaroni and Dill Pickle Salad (from Kalyn's Kitchen)
(Makes 4-6 servings)

250g macaroni
2 tins tuna in spring water, drained
4 large dill pickles, chopped
4 spring onions, sliced
2 tbsp capers
salt and pepper

For the dressing
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dill pickle juice
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp low fat mayonnaise

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the macaroni according to packet instructions. When the pasta is done, drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, pickle juice, and Old Bay seasoning, then whisk in the mayonnaise to make the dressing.
Put the tuna into a large bowl and break tuna apart with a fork, keeping it in chunks. Mix in the pickles, spring onions, and capers, then gently mix in the macaroni.
Mix in the dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper, serve or put into a lunchbox.

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