Macaroni Salad

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup mayonnaise, plus a little more if needed
  • ¾ cup sweet onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped with seeds and juice removed
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped fine with seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons pimento pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sweet-pickle syrup
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 small can white albacore tuna, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook, rinse, and drain the macaroni. Let cool. Mix everything together in a big chilled bowl. If needed, add more mayonnaise and vinegar to keep it from getting dry. Serve ice cold and garnish with paprika and parsley leaves.

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