Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

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Melissa Snow

By
@riley123

This recipe comes close to a macaroni salad that is served at a Hawaiian restaurant close by.

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The ratio of liquid and mayo in this delightful Hawaiian macaroni salad is perfect. It's slightly tangy with a little spice from the pepper. Freshly shredded carrots give the macaroni salad a touch of sweetness. Green onions and celery contrast in flavor and texture. Follow Melissa's directions and you'll have the perfect macaroni salad for any cookout or picnic. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni
  • 1 Tbsp
    Kosher salt
  • 1/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 c
    whole milk or 2%
  • 2 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1
    large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1
    celery stalk, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp
    seasoned pepper

How to Make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.
  2. Add macaroni and 1 Tbsp Kosher salt. Boil for 15 minutes until macaroni is VERY SOFT.
  3. Drain.
  4. Return macaroni to the pot. Add vinegar and toss until absorbed. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Whisk together 1 1/2 c milk, 1 c mayonnaise, brown sugar, salt, and seasoned pepper.
  6. Pour over macaroni after it has cooled for 10 minutes.
  7. Let the macaroni cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, add 1/2 c milk, 1 c mayonnaise, green onion, celery, and carrots.
  9. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.

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About Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian



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