My mom loved to take this recipe to our outdoor trips. I can remember the taste of this macaroni salad in my beach days. This is the most retro salad recipe that I know.
For me, this salad is perfect for a picnic on a sunny summer day. It is super easy to assemble, it requires almost no prep time and it is a complete meal by itself.
The only important thing is that this salad needs some refrigeration because the mayo dressing tends to spoil quite quickly. In these cases, my mom uses to take the dressing apart and then adding it just before serving the salad.
The other great thing is that you can add almost every ingredient that you want. In this post, I will teach you the basic macaroni salad but you can get creative and add some tuna or boiled eggs if you want more protein.
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How you make macaroni salad?
A few basic ingredients: cooked macaroni pasta, mayo, diced onions, mustard, and peas. Those are the basic but as I said before “the sky’s the limit” with this recipe.
This recipe will take you less than 5 minutes to assemble because the main instruction is: mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Yeap, that easy!
I hope you enjoy this super easy recipe and I see you in the next one!
- 2 cup macaroni
- ½ onion cut into dices
- ½ small sweet bell pepper cut into dices
- ¼ cup sweet corn
- ¼ cup peas
- ¼ cup mayo
- 1 tsp mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the macaroni according to their package instruction. Let it cool completely.
In a big bowl mix all the ingredients and mix well to coat all the salad with the dressing.
I’m Maria and I love cooking—and mostly EATING—food from all around the world. I’ve been sharing my abuela’s secret Latin-American recipes for the last 7 years with the world on this blog. I’ve been a full-time food blogger for many years and I’m always trying new delicious meals that don’t require a culinary degree or a Michelin-star chef. I also love traveling, cats, and knitting.