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WELCOME! If you are looking for a delicious macaroni salad, I am so glad you are here. I am going to share some of my secrets.
This Macaroni Salad is perfect for a picnic or cookout. I recently updated this post with a video. Be sure to see the step by step instructions in the video below.
I remember eating this Macaroni Salad at family gatherings and picnics growing up. I still enjoy it at picnics and cookouts. If I am having a picnic or barbecue, my family loves what I call “Picnic Comfort Foods.” These recipes include Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese, pasta salads (see below), and this comforting Macaroni Salad. My youngest daughter, Diana, says, “I love it better than Macaroni & Cheese.” I caught my 17-year-old son eating it for breakfast. He enjoys it too., Baked Beans,
What is in this Macaroni Salad?
My family loves this combination of Macaroni, hard-cooked eggs, celery, mayonnaise, honey mustard, purple onion, pickle relish, celery salt, plus salt and pepper. It is delicious! Typically, you will find this salad made with a lot more, maybe even double, the mayonnaise that I use. I use 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1/3 cup honey mustard which I think binds everything together without drenching it. I love hard-cooked eggs, and they go perfectly with this Macaroni Salad, so I use six of them. The celery and the purple onion add flavor and crunch.
Everything works together to make this great tasting Easy Macaroni Picnic Salad. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Macaroni Picnic Salad
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread
Recipe type: Salad
- 1 - 16-ounce package of elbow macaroni
- 6 hard cooked eggs, sliced
- 1 small red/purple onion, diced
- ½ cup celery, chopped fine
- 1 cup mayo
- ⅓ cup honey mustard salad dressing
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- ¼ cup sweet relish
- Cook the macaroni according to the package.
- Slice the hard boiled eggs.
- Dice the purple onion.
- Chop the celery, fine
- Mix the mayo, honey mustard, salt, pepper, and celery salt.
- Add the mayo mixture to the macaroni, eggs, onion, and celery.
- Cover and Refrigerate.
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