Pasta Salad (southern Name -- Macaroni Salad) Recipe

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Pasta Salad (Southern name -- Macaroni Salad)

Sheri Wasky


This was a side dish our mom always made at Thanksgiving and on Christmas Day. It was a tradition. I like to use the tricolor pasta. But you can use small or medium shell pasta or the bowtie pasta. Enjoy.

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Up to 7 people
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 box
tricolor pasta
1 medium
tomato, diced
1 small
onion, diced
2 small
pickling cucumbers, diced
1 Tbsp
pickle relish, sweet
2 Tbsp


1Cook pasta until tender. Drain pasta using a colander. Run cold water over the pasta for 4 minutes. Using the pot you cooked the pasta in, pour pasta back into the pot.
2Add ingredients and stir to mix very well. Add the mayonnaise and stir again, mixing very well. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a large bowl, cover and refrigerate.
3Prior to serving, stir again as you may need to add another tablespoon of mayonnaise.

About this Recipe

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