Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This salad is usually served on the plate lunches in Hawaii. This is just a basic recipe. You can add anything such as boiled eggs, tuna, peas, etc. to make it your own. I got this recipe off the net. Let me know what you think!


  1. Cook macaroni till tender.
  2. Add grated carrots, mayonnaise, and milk till well coated. Salt & Pepper to taste. Use more mayonnaise if needed.
  3. Chill in refrigerator.
  4. When ready to serve, add more mayonnaise to keep salad from drying out.
Most Helpful

You can't help but crave this stuff after eating plate lunch in Hawaii. I did follow the other reviewers and added vinegar and (brown) sugar (but a lot less). I also added a little more milk and 2 celery stalks. It did hit the spot! We liked this best right away, though I know a lot of people like to refrigerate it overnight.

Maito December 04, 2012

I was originally going to make my husbands filipino macaroni salad to go with the Korean spare ribs I was making but didn't have all the ingredients on hand, so I decided on a very basic macaroni salad and this fit the bill. This is exactly what you get when your served a side of hawaiian macaroni salad. Its pretty basic no frills. I did however, add 2 Tb of sweet condensed milk to suit my taste. Thanks for posting!

mamadelogan August 27, 2009

This was exactly what I was looking for to go with my kalua pork and rice. I felt like I was is Hawaii again. I did add a little sweetened condensed milk to add a little sweetness to the mayo. It was great!

Cherienjeff June 28, 2011