May 26, 2011

Amish Macaroni Salad

One of my favorite things about this time of the year is picnicing with family and friends.  There is always fear of not having enough food, yet everyone leaves with leftovers.  My absolute favorite picnic food is my mother-in-law's potato salad.  It is to DIE for!  My second favorite picnic food is corn on the cob smothered with butter and salt; nothing fancy.  What is your favorite picnic food?  Do you have a side or dessert that you are known for at gatherings? 

Another picnic food that I enjoy is macaroni salad.  This is our favorite recipe for macaroni salad.  The only thing that would make this better would be the addition of onion and celery, which I omit because my husband is not a fan of either. 

Printable Recipe
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni 
  • 1/2 c carrot, diced 
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 
  • 1 c mayonnaise 
  • 2 tbsp sugar 
  • 1 tsp vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper, or to taste 

Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions.  Drain and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, make the dressing.  In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and mustard.

Stir the carrot and egg into the dressing.

Add the cooled macaroni to the dressing and stir to combine.  Season with salt and pepper. 

Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.


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