Donna's Macaroni Salad

★★★★★ 8 Reviews
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By Elaine Moretti
from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Everyone always asks me to make double so they will have some to take home in the "to go" containers. I like the fact that it doesn't have any mayonnaise in it. Cutting the veggies in really tiny pieces is time consuming, but so worth it. Remember to serve it at room temperature.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Delicious and picnic-safe? Sign me up! This salad is sans mayo, so feel free to whip up a batch and head on out to your summer festivities. The recipe is terrific as written, but it would also be fairly easy to substitute in any other veggies you have around the kitchen.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    small elbow macaroni - cooked
  • 1/4 lb
    genoa salami
  • 1/4 lb
    boiled ham
  • 1/2 can
    black olives
  • 3
    celery stalks
  • 1 lg
    cucumber
  • 3 md
    tomatoes
  • 1 md
    purple onion
  • 2 pkg
    good seasons italian dressing (made according to package directions)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Cook macaroni, rinse in cold water, cool. Dice ALL ingredients into VERY small pieces. Add dressing and refrigerate.
  • 2
    Best if made the night or day before and served at room temperature. I put everything in a large white kitchen trash bag. Makes for easy tossing and storing in the refrigerator
  • 3
    Can very easily be halved, or doubled or tripled.
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