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creamy cucumber mac salad

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

I made this salad for my dear Mother today...she loves macaroni salad and especially with lots of cucumbers...I buy the tiny cucumbers with the tiny seeds, that way I don't have to remove them... The combination of sour cream and mayonnaise makes this salad so creamy good...change out the veggies with your favorites in replace of my selection of you so choose... Enjoy!

★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy cucumber mac salad

  • 1/2 c
    fine diced celery
  • 1/2 c
    bell peppers - your choice - diced
  • 2
    boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sm
    red onion, diced small
  • 2
    green onion, sliced, green part only
  • 1 c
    cucumber , small seeded type - diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    heaping, sweet pickle relish, or diced sweet pickes
  • 1/2 c
    shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - season salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 8 oz
    macaroni, i used 4 ounces each - ditalini and elbow macaroni - cook according to package, drain and rinse
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet pickle juice - optional - i add this at end if needs more sweetness
  • I
    sometimes stir in 1/2 cup miracle whip right before serving

How To Make creamy cucumber mac salad

  • 1
    In a large bowl, toss the first 9 ingredients together.
  • 2
    Now, add mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper, sugar, celery seed, and red wine vinegar.
  • 3
    Mix well.
  • 4
    Now, stir in the pasta and mix till well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. This is where I add the juice if needed. Stir in cheese.
  • 5
    Refrigerate to chill, at least a few hours. If you like a mac salad that is on the wetter side, after the macaroni absorbs the may want to make a batch and 1/2 of the dressing or I add about 1/2 cup miracle whip before serving.. Enjoy!