Basic Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Basic Macaroni Salad

TRACY JOYNER

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@tracyann3369

Sometimes it's the little things that count...like what type of relish to use in your macaroni salad.
I say mix it up a little bit...try chow chow or tomato relish instead of falling back on the old bright green stand-by of sweet pickle relish. I like to use jalapeno relish and spicy /rotissori chicken pieces for a different kick.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Blend

Ingredients

8 oz
macaroni
5
hard boiled eggs
2 stalk(s)
celery
1
purple onion
8 oz
frozen peas
1 c
cheese--shredded or cubed small

DRESSING

1 c
real mayonaise or miracle whip --your choice
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
1-2 Tbsp
relish of your choice

ADD-INS

cubed ham
canned tuna
bell peppers
pimento
any kind of lunchmeat
spicy chicken

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook and drain your macaroni.

The important thing here is to let the macaroni chill a little bit before mixing everything in. It doesn't have to be cold, but don't stir into it while it's hot.
2
Start with a LARGE bowl because this recipe tends to 'grow' as you think of things you want to add to it.
3
The next thing to remember is ...USE YOUR HANDS
They are the best mixers you've got and will allow you to thoroughly mix the salad without tearing the noodles..and you can better tell when it is mixed well.

About this Recipe

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