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Sorry I didn't like this, felt it was a bit dry and also had too much celery seed.
Wow! This is really great! I've tried before to make macaroni salad on my own and couldn't get it to taste right. I really think that it came down to the mustard and the vinegar...I would have never thought to put those in the dressing:) A keeper, thank you! **I omit the olives and bacon for potlucks at work--still a hit:)<br/>5.2.10 I make this all the time and found I like Wickles brand relish--it's got a tiny bit of heat to it and great flavor and I've also used half mayo half sour cream on occasion and tricolor rotini.<br/>I love celery seed but it is a bit strong for some people. I sometimes cut the amount in half and run the seeds through a pepper grinder that I use only for the celery seed. Makes it more of a powder and no seeds sticking in your teeth:lol: I don't know this for a fact but I sort of think grinding it helps get the flavor out so you can use less than if you were going to add the whole seeds.
This is the best recipe for macaroni salad I have made in 40 years of cooking. Thanks
Whoa! This is one of the greatest macaroni salads I've ever had/made! My DH said it was the BEST he'd ever eaten. I think the key is the celery seed. I'll be making again for sure!! Made exactly as written, no subs. Cut the serving size in half. That's for a wonderful summertime bbq (or anytime) recipe!
I have made this several time already and it has been a hit! Instead of elbow macaroni I use Rotini which I think makes it look a bit fancier. Also instead of cooking bacon I use Hormel Real Bacon Pieces which can be found in the salad dressing isle. It gives it the same flavor without having to fry actual bacon.
Made this for dinner as we were going to be grilling. Not knowing if we would like the olives in it, I used the lesser amount. Next time I will use the larger amount. But I will definitely cut the celery seed. It was way too much. So much that some family members left theirs untouched after one bite. :(
This is a great recipe! I used half mayo and half M W dressing. I did use shells as I had no elbow macaroni. I added some extra mayo as I like a moister salad. I'm going to try it again today substituting peas for red pepper as I forgot to get the red pepper today. My young grandchildren loved it.
This is an excellent reipe! Made it yesterday and everyone loved it! I did change one thing, I used celery powder intend of seeds. If you do try this keep in mind you need much less than the recipe states. I would agree that it is a bit dry, next time I'll add a bit more mayo :) thanks
Had left over cooked whole wheat pasta, searched around the Food.com site and found this recipe!
Love the Food.com website! I changed the number of servings to 2 (just ate half for now) and pretty much followed the recipe and made the following changes based on what I had on hand:
(Remember, this is based on changing the serving size to 2)
1 cup cooked whole wheat elbow pasta = 1/8 lb. elbow macaroni
Used 2 tbsp each of original Veganise dressing and Miracle Whip light for the mayonnaise
Left out the stuffed olives, red bell pepper and bacon
Added one can of solid white albacore tuna
In case you are wondering, 1/16 a cup is 1 tbsp
I will be making this one again soon!
It's a good basic recipe. I would nix the celery seed, add mayonaise to taste, add cubes of ham and/or small cheese cubes and I have been known to add grape tomatoes or half some cherry tomatoes.