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island-style macaroni salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
J. White Harris
Gallatin, TN

This is refreshingly good. It's a different take on an old favorite.

(1 rating)
yield 8 to 10
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For island-style macaroni salad

  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 4
    scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 lg
    carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 c
    fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    golden raisins
  • 1
    celery rib, chopped fine

How To Make island-style macaroni salad

  • 1
    Make Dressing: Whisk 1-1/2 cups milk, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper in bowl. (Low-fat milk or mayonnaise will make the dressing too thin.)
  • 2
    Cook Pasta: Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta and cook until very soft, about 15 minutes. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add vinegar and toss until absorbed. Transfer to bowl. Cool pasta 10 minutes, then stir in dressing until pasta is well coated. Cool completely.
  • 3
    Make Salad: Add scallions, carrots, pineapple, rasins, celery, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 cup mayonnaise to pot with pasta mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl and refrigerate, covered. for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Serve.