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Macaroni Salad

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macaroni salad

Macaroni salad! Yummy! I just love this dish.  I do not know why, but it is so refreshing. I always look forward to gatherings that may have this dish such as cookouts or family gatherings. One thing about macaroni salad I can’t stand is when the entire dish is drenched in mayonnaise!  C’mon Man! That seems to be the common way it is sold in stores. I have tried several brands but it seems like I am eating a spoonful of mayonnaise. YUCK! Hey, if you like it that way then to each its own.  I’ll stick to the homemade way.  After speaking to my mom about macaroni salad she informed me where to gather the ingredients and how to create the dish with a perfectly balanced amount of mayonnaise.  So if you have a summer BBQ, picnic, or potluck coming up take a leap of faith and give this dish a try, you won’t regret it!

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5.0 from 5 reviews
Macaroni Salad
This macaroni salad is bound to please any quest that digs in at your next cookout, pot luck, or picnic.
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 cups macaroni, uncooked
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ½ cup relish
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  1. ) Cook macaroni, as directed on its package, until it is still slightly firm (al dente) remove from heat, drain and rinse with cool water until room temperature to stop the cooking process. Set aside in medium bowl or serving dish.
  2. ) In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, relish, salt, pepper, and sugar. Fold in onion, green pepper, and red pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper to your preference. Serve or store in the refrigerator.

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  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche 2015/06/21 at 3:54 am

    I love a good pasta salad.. and it has been too long since I made one. Clearly I need to try this recipe out!

  • Reply Claudia Lamascolo 2022/06/20 at 12:40 pm

    I have made this several times its a great recipe and that relish was a game changer for flavors!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 2:33 pm

      I really appreciate it thank you.

  • Reply Elaine 2022/06/20 at 12:42 pm

    Well, let’s just say that you’ve got me on this one. I mean, everyone has to have a solid macaroni salad recipe on hand. And this one is outstanding!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • Reply Hailey 2022/06/20 at 12:58 pm

    Classic pasta salad is such a no-brainer for summer gatherings. I can’t get enough of this stuff!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 2:32 pm

      Certainly is a go-to.

  • Reply Sara Welch 2022/06/20 at 1:33 pm

    Made this for a summer picnic and it did not disappoint! Was quick and easy and turned out perfectly delicious! A great side dish, indeed!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 2:30 pm

      Glad to hear that it was liked.

  • Reply Beth 2022/06/20 at 1:40 pm

    Nothing beats macaroni salad. I love to serve it at every party I throw.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 2:29 pm

      It truly is a great meal.

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