- Simple, Easy, Different and Delicious! If you want a perfect pot luck, picnic, or downhome dinner, this is the Macaroni Salad for EVERYBODY!
- S. Chokel
- 1 16 oz (448 grm). package salad macaroni (or ditali pasta)
- 1 cup (225 ml) celery, diced
- 1 cup (225 ml) red onion, diced
- 1 cup (225 ml) yellow or white onion, diced
- 1 cup (225 ml) medium cheddar, diced
- 1 cup (225 ml) Swiss cheese, diced
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup (225 ml) dill pickles, diced
- 1 cup (225 ml) salami, diced
- 1 6oz. can large pitted black olives, drained (or 1 cup (225 ml) diced or sliced)
- 1 to 2 tbsp (30 ml) Lowry's garlic salt
- 1 to 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground white pepper
- 1 to 2 tsp (10 ml) freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) celery salt
- 1 3 oz (84 grm). jar diced pimentos, rinsed and drained
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) mayonnaise
- Add 2 quarts (1900 ml) of water to a medium stockpot and bring to a boil.
- Add macaroni and cook until it is al dente, approximately 9 minutes--Do not overcook the pasta or it will fall apart when the salad is tossed together.
- Rinse macaroni until cool.
- Drain well and let it dry out slightly.
- Add pasta to a large bowl.
- Carefully fold in celery, onion, cheddar, Swiss cheese, Parmesan, dill pickles, salami, and black olives.
- Refrigerate the mixture, uncovered, overnight (or refrigerate for at least 2 hours).
- Mix the Lowry's garlic salt, minced garlic, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard and celery salt together; add to salad.
- Fold in the pimentos.
- Fold in 1 cup (225 ml) of mayonnaise to start.
- Add up to a 1/2 cup (125 ml) more of mayonnaise if needed.
- Refrigerate again for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- I got this off the food channel, you can find it at: http://www.foodtv.com/recipes/re-c1/0,1724,15081,00.html
It is FABULOUS and everyone has loved it since I have made it. I took it to a pot luck get-together and to a Beta Sigma Phi dinner and everyone thought it was the best in the world. This is now a tried and true recipe around here!
The Food Channel stated a Prep Time of 40 minutes and a cooking time of 3 hours. I found the prep time about right, but if you take out the chilling time to the "cooking", it only took me 10 minutes to put it all together!