One of my favorites is macaroni salad with tuna or shrimp of course you can leave it out but if you love seafood this is a must try for you! This is how my mom made it. I have also had this with crab meat which is over the top if your a seafood lover and a little more pricey.
My Favorite Macaroni Salad Recipe
1 lb elbow macaroni cooked al dente to package instructions
boiled eggs for garnish
1 stalk celery
1 small carrot
1 can tuna in olive oil drained ,1 cup small baby shrimp use canned or frozen sometimes I use both or shredded fresh crab meat
1 small bell pepper
parsley flakes dried for the top to garnish
salt, pepper to taste
1 tablespoon or more to taste of sweet pickle relish
optional: green chopped olives or black olives
Drain the pasta, add the can of tuna or shrimp. In a food processor, add the celery, carrot and pepper. Pulse till finely chopped. Add to the pasta. Stir in the herbs, spices and relish to taste add mayonnaise until the mixture is coated completely around 2 cups.
Slice eggs for the top and garnish with dried parsley.