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Simple Macaroni Salad

Simple Macaroni Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m


This is a very basic pasta salad, easily fixed up by adding extra vegetables or some chopped salami.

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  • Calories:
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 387 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, eggs, pickles, celery and green onions. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste; serve chilled.
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This is an excellent basic recipe for pasta salad. I added small amounts each of avacado, cheddar cheese and cucumber. Very good!

Linda Correia

Linda Correia


This is closer to my macaroni salad and I like it better without bellpepper. Use a bag of salad macaroni instead of regular macaroni. Chop about a cup of celery and about 3 to 4 green onions, add about 2 tab of pimento,small can of sliced olives and and 3 small chopped gerkins. Mix with a couple of tab of lemon juice, olive oil and a little bit of dill pickle juice. Add salt and pepper and cover and chill for a couple of hours and make sure to chill your macaroni as well. Later mix enough mayo to coat your macaroni and drain a bit of the juices from your mix and add to the macaroni and mix well. Add about 5 chopped boiled eggs and mix well and sprinkle some paprika on top and wala! You have a great macaroni salad!




Sorry, but I thought this terribly boring. I don't quite comprehend the concept of rating THIS recipe by substituting so many things that it's an entirely different recipe. But THIS recipe certainly doesn't "have it all."

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