I buy macaroni in 900-gram bags. To measure what I need for a macaroni dinner or macaroni salad, I divide the bag in half. I use one half for a macaroni dinner. The other half I divide in half again and use one of those halves for a salad. So, I guess you use a quarter of a 900-gram bag of macaroni, or two cups, to make a macaroni salad.
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
6 cups water
1 can tuna 100 grams drained
1 medium onion
4 stalks celery
3 – 4 pickles
Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium pot. When the water comes to a boil, put the macaroni in and lower the heat to medium high. Cook the macaroni until it is soft or al dente if you prefer.
While the macaroni is cooking, wash and dice the celery. Dice the onion and pickles. Open and drain the tuna. Put the celery, onion, pickles and tuna in a large mixing bowl. Add the mayonnaise – ¼ to ½ cup depending on your taste.
When the macaroni is done, drain it and rinse it and let it sit a few minutes. Add it to the celery, onion, pickles and tuna and stir well. Put it in a Tupperware container and allow to chill before serving.