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HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER

HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER

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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.

HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER Super Delicious Side Disn Easy Recipe

HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER Super Delicious Side Disn Easy Recipe

HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER Super Delicious Side Disn Easy Recipe

 

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 Potato Salad, Baked Beans, 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.

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.

HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER Super Delicious Side Disn Easy Recipe

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Macaroni Picnic Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package.
  2. Slice the hard boiled eggs.
  3. Dice the purple onion.
  4. Chop the celery, fine
  5. Mix the mayo, honey mustard, salt, pepper, and celery salt.
  6. Add the mayo mixture to the macaroni, eggs, onion, and celery.
  7. Cover and Refrigerate.

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14 Responses to HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER

  1. Can you please put the written directions for the macaroni salad back on the post?
    It’s my husband’s favorite and the video will not load and today I went to make it for him at his request and am having to combine 2 recipes and hope I got your correct. Super sad day in my kitchen. Or please send me the recipe via email.
    Thank you

  2. This is such a great recipe Diane. I make macaroni a lot for my family even on a regular day. They don’t like onions in it but I do. I also add in cream to lessen the sourness of mayo, carrot chunks, plenty of raisins (I love its color and sweetness) and some shredded chicken breasts. We feast on it on regular meals, as a snack and sandwich filling.

  3. Summer and picnics go hand and hand and so does a good Macaroni Salad. This one looks great! Thanks for another delicious recipe to put in my favorites. Blessings…Shari

    • Janine,

      My daughter love Macaroni and this Macaroni salad is one of her favorite foods. I like it because I can prepare it a head of time and it can be in the refrigerator and ready. YES!
      Have a Super Memorial Day weekend. I loved the Swimming Pool Safety post.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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