Delicious Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

I think I must be in mayonnaise mode because everything mayonnaisey is really really appealing to me lately. Here is another American classic picnic and bbq dish, macaroni salad! I based this recipe for macaroni salad on The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for The Best Macaroni Salad Ever. I didn’t make it exactly like hers because I couldn’t find spicy and sweet pickles, but I really enjoyed my substitutes of bread and butter pickles and srirachi! I thought it was at its best right after mixing instead of refrigerating it, the mayonaissey sauce was so silky and the flavors just right.

I actually loved this macaroni salad right after mixing rather than chilling for a couple of hours first. The sauce is so silky right after mixing!

1 pound elbow macaroni
1/2 cup mayonnaise (Best Foods!)
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt & fresh ground black pepper
1 jar whole roasted red peppers drained and chopped (I used Trader Joe’s)
1/2 cup black olives finely chopped
1/2 cup bread and butter pickles
4-5 green onions sliced (depending on how big they are)

  1. Cook macaroni in salted water according to package directions. Then rinse really well in cold water so that the noodles are cool.
  2. Mix together mayo, milk, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Toss noodles with red peppers, olives, pickles, green onions and mayo mixture, then serve!

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