Patti's New Macaronie Salad

Patti's New Macaronie Salad Recipe

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Patti Smith


The taste of honey mustard, balsamic vinegar and mayo really combine well with the tomatoes and tomato juice to make this a bit different. I threw this together today for a picnic, and it really turned out well. I hope you give it a try.
Recipe can easily be doubled or more for larger crowds.

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4 to 6
30 Min
10 Min


1/2 lb
small macaronie shells
1 tsp
hard boiled eggs, diced
1/2 c
diced tomatoes, fresh (i used some of each) save juice for dressing.
1/2 c
canned diced tomatoes (reserve juice)
1/2 c
carrot, julienne, grated, or diced
1/2 small
green bell pepper, diced
1/2 small
red bell pepper, diced
1/4 c
black olives, sliced
2 Tbsp
fresh chives, finely chopped


1/2 to 1 c
good mayonnaise
1/4 c
juice from canned tomatoes, or v8 juice would work.
1 to 2 Tbsp
honey mustard
2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar (to taste)
1 Tbsp
fresh or dried parsley
1 tsp
sweet imported paprika
1/2 tsp
lemon pepper
1/2 tsp
onion powder (not onion salt)
1/4 tsp
celery seed
1/4 Tbsp
dried, granulated orange peel or use 1/2 tsp fresh peel, no pith (white part)
granulated sugar or honey to taste, if necessary

How to Make Patti's New Macaronie Salad


  • 1Add macaronie to salted, boiling water in large pot. Use at least 1/2 gallon on water. Boil according to directions on box, about 6 minutes until tender but not mushy. Strain and run cold water through until cool. Strain again.
  • 2In a small mixing bowl, add mayo, juice from can of diced tomatoes, honey mustard, and balsamic vinegar, stirring contstantly. Taste a little and see if it needs honey and/or sugar, and adjust. Continue adding the remaining dressing ingredients and tasting to your preference.
  • 3Put well drained macaronie into a large bowl. Add diced eggs, tomatoes and remaining vegetables, gently stirring in after each item until thoroughly mixed.
  • 4Gradually add dressing and stir gently to coat everything. If salad appears too dry, add some V-8 or tomato juice, or extra mayo as you see fit. Chill for at least 2 hours and serve. Next day is even better.

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About Patti's New Macaronie Salad

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #veggies, #macaronie