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Anyone have a recipe for homemade macaroni salad?

without miracle whip can't stand the stuff

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Asked by mamawilbur at 9:40 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

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    Makes: 5 cups
    Preparation Time: 5 Minute(s)
    Cook Time: 20 Minute(s)
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    8 ounces elbow macaroni (about 1-3/4 cups)
    1 cup Hellmann's ® or Best Foods ® Real Mayonnaise
    2 Tbsp. vinegar
    1 Tbsp. Hellmann's ® or Best Foods Mustard
    1 tsp. sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
    1 cup thinly sliced celery
    1 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
    1/4 cup chopped onion

    1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.

    2. In large bowl, combine Hellmann's ® or Best Foods ® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, Mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in macaroni, celery, green pepper and onion. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

    This from a 1939 Good Houskeeping magazine I have. Hope this helps you.

    Answer by deniseh1973 at 9:53 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • thank you :)

    Comment by mamawilbur (original poster) at 9:59 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I make mine with ditalini pasta (looks like a round tube cut in short segments. Boil yyour pasts of choice, rinse in cold pasta so it won't be sticky. I fiinely chop yellow onion, celery, kosher dill pickles, hard boiled eggs. Fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste. After that is well mixed I add 1-2 tablespoons of dill. the I add just enough Hellmans mayo to moisten. I hate Mac salad that is drowing in mayo. For the big bowl I make (16 oz of pasta) I use three heaping serving spoons. Add a little at a time. You can always stop..but you can't take it out once it is there. It is ALWAYS best made 24 hours before. It sits covered in the fridge and the flavors blend. The past soaks up mayo and it is tender and moist but not sloppy and gross.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:15 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • Sheesh..cold water*

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:16 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • thank you:)

    Comment by mamawilbur (original poster) at 10:18 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • This is my favorite. It was on a box of diced mixed veggies I bought at Costco (green beans, carrots and corn. I bought the veggies to throw in soups and stews, but could not resist this recipe:

    1 cup uncooked spiral or bow pasta (I use whole grain)
    1 12oz bag Bybee Foods Organic Garden Trio (you can use any fresh or frozen vegetables
    4 diced Roma tomatoes (I use halved grape tomatoes, because I like them better)
    1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (I use sweet onion)
    1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled (I have also used goat cheese, yummy!)

    2 Tbl chopped red onion (again, I use sweet onion)
    2 clove finely chopped garlic
    4 Tbl olive oil
    1 Tlb white vinegar
    2 Tbl water
    1 Tbl finely chopped thyme
    1 Tbl finely chopped basil
    (instead of the two above, I used 2 Tbl herbs d'Provence)
    fresh ground pepper to taste


    Answer by rkoloms at 11:02 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Cook pasta, drain and rinse with cold water. Cook Garden Trio vegetables as directed (I used a covered glass dish in the microwave) and cool.

    Combine ingredients for dressing, whisking in olive oil last. Combine ingrediets, toss with dressing, sprinkle with scallions and feta.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:03 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 small red onion ( chopped )
    1/2 cup green olives (chopped)
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

    1 Cook the macaroni until al dente. Rinse under cool water and set aside to drain.
    2 Mix the chopped red onion, mayonnaise, olives, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
    3 Add the macaroni and mix together well.
    4 Can serve warm or chill in the refrigerator until served.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

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