Deli Mac Salad

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Helene Mulvihill

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@WeBakeinTX

This is a family recipe from my husband's family. They owned a deli in NJ many years ago, and this is the mac salad that they made. Yummm! Very big hit too!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 21 votes

Comments:
Serves:
a party
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 2 or 3
    big globs of mayo

How to Make Deli Mac Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat vinegar and sugar on stove until sugar is dissolved; cool.
  2. Toss vinegar sugar mixture with macaroni. Refrigerate in freezer bags for several hours to allow it to set.
    *NOTE* After soaking, it's possible for there to be some excess sugar/vinegar mixture, if you find it to be very soupy you can toss it into a colander for a minute to drain some off.
  3. Toss macaroni with peppers and celery seed. Add mayo to taste. Yummmo!

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About Deli Mac Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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