Peep's Macaroni Salad


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Peep's Macaroni Salad

≈ 6 - 8 (≈1/2 C.) Servings

1/2 lb. Small shells pasta - cooked in salted water, drained and cooled
3 oz. (1/2 a 6 oz. can) Tuna in water - drained and flaked
4 oz./1/4 lb. Extra sharp cheddar cheese - cut into small cubes
2.5 ribs of Celery - chopped small
2 - 3 TBSP. Red Onion - chopped small
1/2 - 1 bunch green onions (scallions) - white and green sliced
1 TBSP. Fresh parsley - chopped fine
1/8 tsp. salt - or to taste
1/8 tsp. ground peppercorns - or to taste
2 - 3 capfuls White vinegar - or to taste
Scant pinch Dry mustard - or to taste
4 oz. Mayonnaise or to taste
4 oz. Sour cream or to taste
1/2 Small Tomato - chop meat small (peel skin before chopping and roll into a rose shape & add parsley leaves for decoration - optional)

In large bowl add all ingredients except tomato and pasta.
Stir well to combine.
Add cooled pasta stir well.
Add chopped tomato on top of salad.
To decorate: Place tomato rose in middle and several whole parsley leaves to complete your rose.
Refrigerate several hours to cool and marry flavors.