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Macaroni Salad Recipe

Here is a simple macaroni salad recipe. Macaroni salad is a dish that is typically served with barbecue and other picnic style dishes. It is also a good addition to a pot luck.


By Hai Nguyen

Total time: 30 min

Ingredients (2 servings):

3/4 cup dried macaroni
1/2 green pepper
1/4 red onion
2 stalks of celery
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper (optional)
1 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip


Part 1 (30 min)
Fill a large pot to 3/4 full with water (1), set on high heat, cover and wait for water to boil (2). Meanwhile, slice the green pepper, red onion and celery (3). Once the water is boiling, open the lid and add the macaroni (4). Sprinkle salt for 5 seconds (5). Cook for 8 min (check the instructions on your package) with constant stirring to prevent the macaroni from clumping. Once the macaroni is cooked, turn off the heat, use the ladle to transfer them to a bowl set beside the pot (6) (Tip: this is safer than to try to dump water from a heavy and hot pot. Once the water is sufficiently cooled, dump the water in the sink). Shock them in cold water twice to stop the cooking process (7). Place all vegetables and macaroni in a large bowl (8). To make the dressing, in a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, salt and cayenne pepper (optional) (9).

making macaroni salad part 1

Mix everything together and serve.

macaroni salad

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