Garden Shell Salad

Garden Shell Salad Recipe

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Rynn Cooper


This is what my grandma would call a "dump" dish. While I suggest amounts on the ingredients, it's really a recipe that screams for experimentation! I never measure--just prep and dump! Be careful though; the more you put in, the greater your chances of having to transfer to a bigger bowl.


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30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 pkg
    (1 lb) medium shell macaroni
  • 1/2 c
    onion (your choice: red, green yellow, or white)
  • 2-3 stalk(s)
    celery, cut up
  • 1 pkg
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • ·
    mayonnaise or miracle whip to taste

How to Make Garden Shell Salad


  1. Cook macaroni per package directions; drain and rinse under cold water when done. (I like my macaroni a bit firm for this.) Set aside in large bowl.
  2. Prep veggies; stir into macaroni.
  3. Spoon in mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (or a mix of both) to taste and mix well. Sprinkle parsley flakes on top as garnish, if desired. Refrigerate before serving to allow flavors to blend.

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About Garden Shell Salad

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

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