Karen's Macaroni Salad

Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo

Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

This is my macaroni salad answer to my husband's hatred of celery! The green olives add a nice color and great flavor. Even if you do not care for green olives (I don't), they really work well here. I don't like macaroni salad without them now! NOTE: Sometimes I also add halved grape tomatoes for something different. I've also taken to adding a small amount of celery seed and sometimes a splash of white vinegar.

Skip to Next Recipe

Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse well with cold water.
  3. In a large bowl mix mayo, onion, olives, salt and pepper until well combined.
  4. Add macaroni and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate until serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was Excellent! I added a half a cup of sour cream along with a little relish and celery, even though my DH is also not very fond of celery. I really enjoyed the green olives in it! Thanks Karen

5 5

This is A GREAT TASTING PASTA SALAD, & although I enjoy celery, too, this one was wonderful without it, & the green olives were great! Still, I did take the tip & added some celery seed! Thanks for a nice variation on the ol' pasta salad! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Gimme 5 tag game]

4 5

This was pretty good macaroni salad. Everyone at my dinner table enjoyed it. I like strong flavors, and I though this was the recipe for me since it has green olives. I added bacon too, like another reviewer suggested, but it didn't have a strong enough flavor for me.