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macaroni or maccaroni [mak-uh-roh-nee]
noun
1. small, tubular pasta prepared from wheat flour

by Susan Andrews

Simple Macaroni Salad

My inspiration: Frugal Family Home

Simple Macaroni Salad: As soon as things start warming up outside I start getting cravings for salads of all sorts. This week I was craving "Hawaiian Salad." If you ever been to Hawaii you know that macaroni salad is their staple salad. They serve it with everything. Here is a quick recipe to satisfy that craving!

Ingredients

     1 1/2 cups macaroni or small pasta of choice
     1/3 cup celery, diced small
     1/3 cup onion, diced small
     1/3 cup dill pickle, diced small
     Note: if you like a sweet salad use sweet pickles instead of dill.
     1/4 cup mayo
     2 tbsp yellow mustard
     1/4 tsp dried chives
     1/4 tsp dried dill
     1/4 tsp dried parsley
     Salt and pepper to taste
     Sugar to taste, start w/ just a pinch

Directions

Simple Macaroni Salad

Cook pasta al dente. There is nothing worse than overcooked pasta. Yuck! I know this because I have dont it. Drain and set aside.

Simple Macaroni Salad

Chop celery, onion & dill pickle. Set aside.

Simple Macaroni Salad

Add mayo and mustard to a medium bowl. Mix.

Simple Macaroni Salad

Add chives, parsley and dill. Mix.

Simple Macaroni Salad

Add your cooked pasta. Mix. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Taste. If needed add more salt and pepper to taste.

Simple Macaroni Salad

If you like it like this, you can omit the sugar. Mine was a little tart. Add a pinch of sugar. Taste. Add more sugar if needed to taste. I used a couple of teaspoons.

Simple Macaroni Salad

Serve as a side with your favorite sandwich, burger or chicken. I paired mine with these chicken drummettes (recipe here).

Simple Macaroni Salad

The perfect summer combination. So simple! So satisfying!




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