Macaroni or Potato Salad, It's a Southern Thang

Barbara Scott

By
@Feebs17

Always a big hit at parties and family gatherings. The cucumber gives it a surprisingly fresh taste. I just made a HUGE batch to take to a pig roast tomorrow. Enjoy.

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Serves:
12-18
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2
16 oz. boxes of jumbo macaroni or penne pasta
1
large onion, finely chopped
1
lg. green pepper, chopped kind of small
6
stalks of celery, slit down the middle and chopped
1
dozen hard boiled eggs, minus yolks
1
medium cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
dressing:
2 1/2
cups mayonnaise
1/2
cup plus 2 tbsp. sweet pickle juice
1/2
cup plus 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
3
tbsp. sweet pickle relish
1
tsp. apple cider vinegar

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta per directions in large stock pot with liberally salted water. Hard boil a dozen eggs. Run cold water over them and peel.
2Mix dressing and let sit until everything is ready to be mixed.
3I know there are differences of opinion on whether to rinse the cooked pasta but I do mine. So, rinse pasta in cold water and thoroughly drain. Add in chopped ingredients and mix with dressing. NOTE: This is better if made the day before needed.
4NOTE: If salad is dry the next day just make up 1/2 or whole dressing recipe to add and toss. ALSO, you can use potatoes instead of pasta and it's just as good. :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom