Charlie’s Tuna Macaroni Salad

Make this tuna macaroni salad as the centerpiece of a sensational summer celebration.

Recipe makes 10 to 12 servings.


  • 16 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 ½ cups celery, chopped
  • 6 to 8 green onions, both green and white parts chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped fine
  • 8 ounces pimientos, drained and chopped (Two 4 ounce jars)
  • 1 cup sweet pickles relish
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed and drained
  • 12 ounce can StarKist solid albacore tuna packed in water, drained well
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt (To Taste)
  • ½ teaspoon finely ground white pepper (To Taste)


  1. Cook macaroni as instructed, leaving al dente in texture.
  2. Drain macaroni and rinse well with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Mix all other ingredients thoroughly.
  4. With the cooked macaroni at room temperature, mix together the macaroni and all other ingredients.
  5. Cool and serve.

Helpful Tip

Never use tuna that was packed in oil for this recipe. Always choose tuna that has been packed in water.