Friday, June 8, 2007

A Recipe For You

I've acquired several new recipes since entering Blogland, so I thought I'd share one of my family's favorite summer recipes. It uses lots of fresh veggies and is just superb (in our humble opinions). I got this recipe from my mom, and I can't make it often enough.

Seashell Salad

2 cups sea shell (small) macaroni (uncooked)
1 bag frozen peas (thawed)
2 cups chopped cucumber
2 cups chopped tomato
2 cups chopped celery
1 purple onion (medium) sliced and separated (optional)
2 to 3 cans tuna

1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cook seashells 10 minutes, rinse with cool water, drain. Mix all sauce ingredients together in small bowl. Combine cooled seashells, vegetables, and sauce in large bowl.

Of course, you can adjust this to your own taste. We really like it juicy, so many times I double the sauce mixture...but that adds calories, so use your own judgement. The purple onion adds color and taste to the salad, but delete if you don't like that raw onion taste. I like things peppery, so I put in more pepper. This makes a bunch, but I usually double it for a HUGE batch. It lasts my family about 2 days when I do (but they eat it for lunch, supper, and sometimes even breakfast). It's great for a potluck or gathering. I hope you enjoy it!


Penless Thoughts said...

This looks good Ruth. I'll have to try it.

Karen said...

Oh Yum!! I love all kinds of pasta salads, and this one sounds delicious! I'm copying it now to use for July 4th! Thank you for sharing, Ruth.
Have a great week-end,

Our Peculiar Life said...

oh I can't wait to try it! I have been on a pasta salad "kick" lately, so I can't wait!

Emily said...

Yum, what a great idea! Thanks for posting.