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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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

Step-By-Step

1Using 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.

2Add all ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise. Stir until well mixed. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate.

3Before serving, stir again to make sure the pasta is well covered. You may want to add another tablespoon of mayonnaise.

4If 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