Mom's Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Mom's Shrimp Macaroni Salad


"My mom's unusual salad has been popular with friends and family for many years. This salad calls for a lot of ingredients but is worth the effort. If possible, use pickle juice instead of the vinegar."


3 h 30 m servings 221 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the macaroni and let it cook until al dente; drain well.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine onion, bell pepper, celery, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, ketchup, pickle juices, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, parsley, celery seed, chili powder, salt, black pepper and shrimp. Fold the macaroni into the mixture. Cover and chill at least 3 hours before serving.
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  1. 57 Ratings


Great salad. I always find that macaroni salads become dry after awhile. So I always add some sour cream with the mayo. The sour cream does not soak into the macaroni like the mayo does.

My family and I are all from New Orleans and we love seafood any which way you can cook it, and this was the best cold salad I have made or tasted. I brought some to my parents and my grandmoth...

I made this recipe for a spring barn party and it was a great hit. You may want to cut back on the horseradish if kids will be eating this salad. I used a fancier macaroni as an eye catcher. ...

Great for families who are not used to really bold tastes. I think kids who like shrimp will like this. I added a bit of lime juice to the shrimp before mixing with the rest of the salad. I a...

Very good, left out pickle relish, ketchup, horseradish, but added old bay in place of chili powder also I added a little mustard some cheese and eggs. I think next time I will try the horseradi...

I was not impressed. Maybe it would have been better with a "tweeking" of the ingredients but I didn't like it enough to try it again. If I did I would put in more horseradish next time.

My partner does not like horseradish or pickle relish but he loved this and asked afterwards if I was going to be making it again! I did baulk a little at the thought of all the processed sauce...

We tried this recipie and we were pleasantly surprised because some of the ingredients were not flavors that we normally use.

I changed a few things, like everyone else, to accomodate our family's tastes, but overall it was an extremely creative and tasty recipe. Thanks for the idea! I left out the green pepper and ...