You’ll love the fresh flavor in this easy Tuna Macaroni Salad! Enjoy it as a side dish or light meal.
Hi! I’m Nicole from Or Whatever You Do, and I’m excited to bring you an easy side dish recipe today! This macaroni salad with tuna is one of my very favorite sides to serve at summer barbecues. It just tastes like summer to me. It can go with almost anything from burgers and hot dogs to steaks, ribs, or pork!
It doesn’t matter what is going on that grill, really. If it’s warm out and we’re firing up the grill, I’ve got a pot of water boiling and the tuna salad sauce getting mixed up.
My tuna pasta salad recipe is a bit non-traditional in that it doesn’t include eggs or onions. I’m just not a big fan of raw onions or hard-boiled eggs, so I leave them out. Feel free to add them back in if that’s your thing. This recipe is super customizable! Are you guys like me? I CANNOT make a recipe as written to save my life, especially if it is not a baking recipe. I even tend to mess with those a bit. More vanilla. More chocolate chips. A different glaze. It is always something. With recipes with more leeway and room for error, things can get downright crazy. That’s the awesome thing for me about cooking. You get to make things exactly the way YOU like them best.
What are some of your favorite barbecue recipes? I make this Perfect Grilled Asparagus A LOT. I’m definitely going to try Andi’s Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs, and they would go great with my Zesty Italian Pasta Salad. Tell us about your favorites in the comments below!
Want some ideas for your BBQ main dish? Try some of these marinade recipes with your favorite meats!