Pasta Salad (southern Name -- Macaroni Salad) Recipe

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Pasta Salad (Southern name -- Macaroni Salad)

Sheri Wasky

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@Sheri_Wasky

This was always a favorite made during Thanksgiving and Christmas in our house, but you can make it anytime, even for picnics. I like to use tricolor rotini, bow tie pasta or medium shell pasta. Some people use small elbow macaroni.


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Rating:

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 box
macaroni, cooked
1 c
diced onion
1 c
diced tomato
1 small
diced cucumber (pickling)
1 Tbsp
sweet pickle relish
3 Tbsp
mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using a large pot, cook pasta until tender. Using a colander, drain pasta and run cold water over the pasta to cool it down for about a minute. Pour pasta back into the pot.
2
Add all ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise. Stir until well mixed. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate.
3
Before serving, stir again to make sure the pasta is well covered. You may want to add another tablespoon of mayonnaise.
4
If you don't like onion or tomatoes, you can omit them. Personally, I think it makes the salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American