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Family Favorite Macaroni Salad, easy and delicious

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Like most every other family, the macaroni salad we eat has evolved. I prefer a light dressing so that the individual components of the salad can shine through. This is a basic salad and can be adapted for your own family.
The last time I made this salad, I used dried tortellini for the pasta, it was delicious!

Family Favorite Macaroni Salad
Family Favorite Macaroni Salad

Family Favorite Macaroni Salad
by the seat of my pants
serves 6-8

3/4 c small shell macaroni or salad macaroni
1 c frozen peas
4 green onions, thinly sliced or 1/2 c diced onion*
2 hard cook eggs, diced
2 stalks celery (try to use the inner stalks, they are tender and sweet)
1/3 c chopped "bread and butter" style pickles
1 tomato, diced
1/3 c sliced black olives if desired

3/4 c mayonnaise
2 T Dijon mustard
2 T sweet pickle juice
2 T milk
1/4 t garlic salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions.

When ready to drain pasta, add peas to the colander and if using regular onion, top the peas with the diced onions, drain pasta over the peas and onions. This will blanch the onion and thaw the peas. Let cool.

You can also make this salad with cooked cheese tortellini.

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine all ingredients for the dressing, mix until smooth.

Gently fold the dressing into the salad ingredients to combine well.

Refrigerate until serving time.


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  1. I LOVE macaroni salad and will save this recipe for future use. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That batch looks just about perfect to me. Delicious. Come and visit us. We are giving way flip flops. You will love them.

  3. sounds so delicious! perfect for summer!


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