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HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CLASSIC MACARONI SALAD RECIPE

This cool, creamy conventional Macaroni Salad base recipe, can be easily customized with ham and colourful veggies, for the nice traditional Macaroni Salad ever, and might be the maximum famous facet dish at your summer season BBQ or picnic!

FIRST-CLASS CONVENTIONAL MACARONI SALAD BASE RECIPE ELEMENTS

  • Elbow Macaroni. This pasta is generally the visit form of pasta for a macaroni salad. in any case, the recipe is called after this pasta. but, you could also use other small pasta, along with Ditalini, which is a small tube formed pasta.
  • Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise provides the creaminess to the macaroni salad dressing. in case you need to select a lighter or healthier choice, lessen the mayonnaise by way of half and use half of Greek yogurt as a substitute.
  • Vinegar. I used white vinegar, however you could use apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, or white wine vinegar alternatively.
  • Sugar. if you upload vinegar, you need to add sugar to offset the vinegar. It adds a little sweetness to offer the dressing that distinctive taste.
  • Mustard. This gives the dressing a touch tanginess. i like to use normal yellow mustard however you could additionally use Dijon mustard as nicely.


THE BEST CLASSIC MACARONI SALAD RECIPE
THE BEST CLASSIC MACARONI SALAD RECIPE

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BEST MACARONI SALAD EACH TIME

  • Make The Macaroni Salad a day in advance. I suggest making the salad the day (or night time) before you're going to serve. that will permit the flavors to completely broaden and will provide the first-class tasting macaroni salad viable.
  • Rinse and Drain The Macaroni. Rinse the cooked macaroni with bloodless water to prevent the pasta from cooking, and drain it thoroughly. if you have too much water inside the dish, it'll make the macaroni salad soupy and unappetizing. 
  • Measure The Mayonnaise. degree the mayonnaise and don’t estimate. in case you overestimate, you can end up with gloppy mess and in case you underestimate, you will have a dry macaroni salad that nobody will need. Get those measuring cups out and measure correctly to make sure best creamy macaroni salad each time.


THE BEST CLASSIC MACARONI SALAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:
Best Classic Macaroni Salad:

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers (red, green, or yellow)
  • 1 cup chopped ham (can use chopped bacon instead, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 hard boiled eggs (chopped)

Macaroni Salad Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup distilled vinegar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:
Best Classic Macaroni Salad:

  1. Boil a large pot of water on the stove. Add the elbow macaroni and cook for 8 minutes or until cooked al dente.
  2. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Allow the cold water to drain.
  3. In a large bowl stir together all ingredients for the macaroni salad, except for the dressing.

Macaroni Salad Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, relish, salt and pepper
  2. Pour the dressing over the macaroni salad and stir to coat all ingredients in the dressing.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the macaroni salad until ready to serve.

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