The Shady Porch: Best Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

4.28.2014

Best Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Most folks would agree that food and memories have a close relationship. This old fashioned macaroni salad takes me back to my childhood days. This was a recipe my mom prepared in her healthy years, which takes me back to when I was around 8 years old. Further, this recipe was family-wide - regardless of which relative prepared it, this was the recipe they all used. It was/is a common side dish at the dinner table and a must have for the holidays and BBQs!
Best Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
This salad is a real treat served while the macaroni is still warm and we love it just as well after it's been refrigerated.


Ingredients:
1 lb. elbow macaroni
3/4 - 1c. mayonnaise
4 eggs, boiled
1/2 - 3/4c. sweet pickle relish
1/2 of a large white onion, diced
3-4 stalks of celery, chopped (omitted on occasion)
salt and pepper, as desired 

NOTE - this list of ingredients in approximate, at best. We never measure...it is taste-tested as it's made to get the proper balance of onion, relish and mayonnaise. So the measurements I have given are my best estimate.

Directions:
  1. Cook 1lb. box of macaroni according to directions on the box, drain. 
  2. Add mayonnaise, pickle relish and celery to the macaroni.
  3. Peel and dice onion. Add onion to the macaroni salad.
  4. Boil, drain, peel and chop 4 eggs. 
  5. Add eggs to the macaroni salad.
  6. Mix until it is all well blended. Add salt and pepper, as desired.


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