Make sure to add enough salt/seasoning for maximum flavor. For this much pasta, you must add enough salt to bring out the tasty flavors. Best part about this salad is that you can totally customize it the way you want. Add more of less of any ingredient to make it perfect to your personal taste! For the tuna, we found a big flavor and texture difference by using the solid white chunk albacore tuna vs the chunk light style tunas. Feel free to use more or less tuna depending on your personal taste preference.
12-16ounces(340-454g)dried pasta, cooked to package instructions
15oz.(425g)tuna, drained (3 cans)
1cup(224g)mayonnaise, to taste depending on how creamy you like it
2stalks celery, diced
1/4cup(35g)diced pickles or relish
3Tablespoons(45ml)minced red onion
1teaspoon(5ml)salt, or to taste
1/2teaspoon(2.5ml)fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
1teaspoon(5ml)dried dill, or 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped dill (optional)
freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste -(optional)
slices(slices)of fresh lemon, garnish
Prepare the pasta: Fill a large bowl (big enough to hold cooked pasta) halfway with ice water. Boil pasta to package instructions. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water and shock the pasta by adding it to the cold water to get it cold fast. Once cold, drain the pasta, transfer to a large bowl.
In the bowl with the pasta, add tuna, mayonnaise, celery, relish or pickles, red onion, mustard, parsley, salt, pepper and/or optional dill, and lemon juice.
Gently stir everything together. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with lemon slices.