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#12054658 - 05/25/17 Macaroni Salad  
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One of my favorite side dishes. Everytime I make it it would be different; always good but sometimes better than others. I started looking for a recipe that was similar to how I do it that would lend consistency. I found one I like on the Hellman's site.


Classic Macaroni Salad


Ingredients

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® Dijonnaise™ Creamy Dijon 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

Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, Creamy Dijon Mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in macaroni, celery, green pepper and onion. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

http://www.hellmanns.com/recipes/detail/36024/1/classic-macaroni-salad

* A cup of mayo seemed like a lot for this amount of elbows. I cut the mayo amount in half.

Last edited by ironbender; 05/26/17. Reason: strikeout green pepper.

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#12054733 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Mac salad is one of my guilty pleasures.

I'd roll with that recipe of yours, but without the bell pepper. I'd likely throw in some minced jalapeño, or several shakes of chipotle powder, or maybe even both!

.. and I wonder why I'm getting to be a phatazz... blush

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#12054758 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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no one should need a recipe to make Macaroni salad. lol.

I love the stuff, along with chicken salad, ham salad, pasta salad, tuna salad................................ smile


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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
no one should need a recipe to make Macaroni salad. lol.

I love the stuff, along with chicken salad, ham salad, pasta salad, tuna salad................................ smile


Funny, I won't touch any of the above. smile


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#12055320 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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but you will eat Kimchi? laughing


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#12055422 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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I often add celery seed, or fresh dill to any macaroni/tuna/chicken salad.

#12055459 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Agree Sam. Not 'needed' but like I said, I wanted more consistency. it was always good, but some batches better than others.

Ed- you'd be welcome...more mac salad for me!

Good catch FC. Skipped the green pepper too.


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#12055821 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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We would add hard boiled egg and olives. But sounds good without. And probably miracle whip. blush


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#12055828 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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In the shadow of the Kenai Mtn...
NO F'ING MIRACLE DIP!!!

smile


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#12055881 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: Terryk]  
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Originally Posted by Terryk
I often add celery seed, or fresh dill to any macaroni/tuna/chicken salad.



I add celery seed to tuna and chicken salad, too. Friend used to rave about how it added good flavor. I figured, what can it add? I already put celery in there. I was wrong.


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#12055995 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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there seems to be a tendency to add way too many different flavors to something like Mac salad. Most of the time, layers of complexity are not needed, and actually work against each other.


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#12056118 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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I agree that's true in some cases, Sam. I've done it. Overcomplexity does not necessarily mean enhance.

Maybe that's why the older I get, the more I tend to gravitate to the less is better type of recipes. (ingredients).

I used to make a marinade for wings that was pretty damn good. But, over the years when I started peeling off some of the layers of ingredients, it actually got better.


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#12056131 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Macaroni. butter and parmesan cheese works for me.

Maybe a little pepperoni or salami and mini broccoli tops.


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#12056139 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Originally Posted by ironbender
NO F'ING MIRACLE DIP!!!

smile


That stuff should be banned from society!!!


Proud to be a true Sandlapper!!

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#12056216 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: byc]  
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Originally Posted by byc
Originally Posted by ironbender
NO F'ING MIRACLE DIP!!!

smile


That stuff should be banned from society!!!


Throw the bastard that invented the stuff in a Venezuelan prison while your at it.


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#12056318 - 05/26/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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LOL! Now we're getting somewhere.

I have to make another but bigger batch of macaroni salad tomorrow. I finished off that one.


As an aside, I like to call it "wireless radio salad".
They say "huh"?
I say " yanno, Marconi salad".

<rimshot>


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#12069185 - 06/02/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Too much mayo can ruin a good macaroni salad party

#12069197 - 06/03/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Best way to ruin mac salad is to add tuna hate when people do that and 10/4 on too much Mayo
P.S. BYC that aint mac salad it's mac and butter with parm


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#12069789 - 06/03/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: Mannlicher]  
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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
no one should need a recipe to make Macaroni salad. lol.

I love the stuff, along with chicken salad, ham salad, pasta salad, tuna salad................................ smile



... turkey salad smile


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#12069840 - 06/03/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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I lost a fair amount of weight the last few months...now reading this thread, I'm starting to chub up frown

#12098999 - 06/19/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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A little cubed sharp cheddar usually doesn't hurt mac salad.


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Originally Posted by local_dirt
Originally Posted by Terryk
I often add celery seed, or fresh dill to any macaroni/tuna/chicken salad.



I add celery seed to tuna and chicken salad, too. Friend used to rave about how it added good flavor. I figured, what can it add? I already put celery in there. I was wrong.

Try it replacing the salt with celery salt - good!

#12103621 - 06/21/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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Originally Posted by ironbender
One of my favorite side dishes. Everytime I make it it would be different; always good but sometimes better than others. I started looking for a recipe that was similar to how I do it that would lend consistency. I found one I like on the Hellman's site.


Classic Macaroni Salad


Ingredients

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® Dijonnaise™ Creamy Dijon 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

Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, Creamy Dijon Mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in macaroni, celery, green pepper and onion. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

http://www.hellmanns.com/recipes/detail/36024/1/classic-macaroni-salad

* A cup of mayo seemed like a lot for this amount of elbows. I cut the mayo amount in half.

'bout time you made a legitimate contribution


The Word Association Game thread, gone but not forgotten...

Regards, sse

#12103624 - 06/21/17 Re: Macaroni Salad [Re: ironbender]  
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* A cup of mayo seemed like a lot for this amount of elbows.

Duh, you got the recipe from Hellman's...!


The Word Association Game thread, gone but not forgotten...

Regards, sse

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