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luau potato salad

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

On a Hawaiian cruise a few years ago, we had a chance to go to a luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Maui. The food was delicious and the entertainment was first class. This is their version of potato salad. (Cooking the potatoes and macaroni is part of the prep time.)

(3 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For luau potato salad

  • 4 lg
    red or yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/2 c
    shell or elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 c
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3
    pickles, chopped
  • 2-3
    green onion, sliced
  • 3
    hard boiled eggs - whites chopped, yolks set aside
  • 1 c
    frozen peas, optional
  • 2 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 1-2
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 1/4 - 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    zesty italian dressing (any brand)
  • 3
    yolks (from the hard boiled eggs above)
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    pickle juice (optional)
  • optional garnish: dill, parsley, curry powder, paprika

How To Make luau potato salad

  • 1
    Boil cubed potatoes until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Rinse with cold water. Set aside to cool.
  • 3
    As the macaroni cooks, mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Once the cooked macaroni and potatoes are cool, lightly toss in a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients. Then gently mix in dressing. Garnish as desired and serve.