Garden Shell Salad Recipe

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Garden Shell Salad

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


1Cook 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.
2Prep veggies; stir into macaroni.
3Spoon 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.

About this Recipe

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