Shrimp and Tuna Macaroni Salad

Shrimp and Tuna Macaroni Salad

Today, I felt like having a salad.  Not just any salad.  I wanted shrimp and tuna macaroni salad.  The weather is still warm but I can feel a slight chill in the air.  It was the perfect weather for making a macaroni salad.  Did I mention that I like to put a lot of stuff in my salad?  Well, not too much stuff.  Here are the ingredients and directions if you want to try this fabulous salad.  When making salad, always add or delete ingredients to your satisfaction.  I didn’t put any salt in this salad because I am limiting my salt intake.  Feel free to put salt to your taste.


  • 2 1/2 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of whole kernel corn
  • 20-25 large raw shrimps
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup red peppers (optional)
  • 1 or more teaspoons parsley
  • black pepper
  • 1 can of solid white tuna in water


Chop Red PeppersCook and Cut Up ShrimpBoil the Corn

Prepare the following ingredients before you begin boiling macaroni.  Cut up red pepper, if using.  Peel shrimp and cook.  Set aside.  Boil corn.  Prepping ahead of time makes it much easier to prepare this salad.

Boil MacaroniRinse Macaroni

Boil elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain macaroni and rinse to cool.  Pour into a large bowl.

TunaShrimp and Corn

Open a can of tuna, drain, and break up.  Pour into bowl of macaroni.  Mix in shrimp and corn.

Mayo and MustardMix Mayo Mix into Pastahoney dijon mustard

In a separate bow, mix together mayonnaise and mustard.  Sprinkle in some black pepper. Mix into macaroni.  Pour in a little bit of honey mustard.  Mix.

Red Peppers

I saved the red peppers for last.  You may want to taste a little of the salad on a separate dish with some peppers mixed in.  Some people in my house like it without peppers.  So, I separated half of this dish without peppers for some family members. I like it with peppers.  That’s why it was saved for last.


Top with parsley.  It just makes a dish so pretty.

Shrimp and Tuna Macaroni Salad

This is one of my favorite dishes to eat.  Yummy! I like to eat this salad warm or cold with some crackers on the side.  Do you have a favorite macaroni salad? If not, this might be one you want to try…..

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  1. Do you have to cook the shrimp?

    • Yes. You have to cook the shrimp. Just cook in a pan for a few minutes until pink. Then add to the salad.

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  3. OMG, this recipe looks good! I am going to make this on Christmas season. I’m not a fan of salt so to add flavor, can I garnish cheese chunks in the tuna and shrimp macaroni salad?
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    • Hi Keila! I don’t put any salt in mines either. I think the mustard makes up for not having the salt. I haven’t tried cheese but that sounds wonderful. I say give it a try and see how it turns out. It will probably be great for added flavor. Plus, you can’t go wrong with cheese in anything.

  4. I loooooooove seafood! This salad looks DIVINE.

  5. This sounds like a great dish to take to our friend’s house for a football game. Thanks so much for sharing your links at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! I have pinned this to our party board and to another big board too. We hope to see you again at the next party! Have a great week. xoxo, Claire
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  6. This sounds yummy, I think I will enjoy it.
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  7. Thank you so much for joining All Things Pretty we hope to see you back on Thursday
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  8. This looks good it’s ashamed though hubby doesn’t like seafood so won’t be able to make this

    • Thanks Miriam! My husband is the total opposite. He only eats seafood. So, a lot of our dishes are seafood, though, I will make this without shrimp sometimes.

  9. That looks so good! I think I’ll make it to have for lunch next week. Thanks for linking up to Get Inspired, Sharon.
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  10. The Mr. would love this I can see my tween turning her nose up at shrimp. The funny thing is she use to eat it like crazy when she was little. Have a great weekend!
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    • Hi Theresa! Sometimes I make it without shrimp. If I’m having one of those days when I don’t feel like peeling shrimps, then it’s a tuna macaroni salad…which is just as great…

  11. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia on Memories by the Mile. This salad looks so delicious. I love shrimp in my salad, now I’m going to try tuna too. Pinned and sharing on fb.
    Hope you’ll come back next week and share.
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  12. Looks good! Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us today!
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  13. Will have to try this recipe, but it’s hard to think about cold weather when it’s still hitting the mid to upper 90s where I am!

  14. lol enjoy tuna salad and I know will enjoy this one with shrimp added. am sure will be a favorite..thanks for sharing
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  15. This is perfect for Sunday bring-a-dish! Thank you for the recipe.
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  16. hi love the combination of the shrimp and tuna will definitely have to try it following from Sunday Social hop I’m lorraine at
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  18. Yummy! That looks like a fantastic recipe with a ton of great flavors. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
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  19. Hello Sharon! Yum! I really like this recipe and I plan to try it soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I love tuna macaroni salad, never thought about adding corn, may have to try. Thanks for sharing this year round yummy recipe!
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  21. I’ve never combined all these flavors together but it sounds wonderful!
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  22. Oh – this is right up my alley!!! Pinned it to try soon! Thanks for sharing!
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