Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a quick and easy salad to make with a grilled meat.
- 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup Miracle Whip or 1⁄2 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise (about)
- Boil macaroni according to directions.
- Rinse with cold water.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
- Chill for at least 2 hours.
I make my macaroni salad the same way, except I also add some sliced suffed green olives. I use Hellmann's light mayo (never cared for Miracle Whip). The addition of tomatoes really give it a fresh taste. If you don't have plum (or roma) tomatoes, grape tomatoes are very good also. This is a very refreshing way to serve mac salad and much better than that watered down variety sold at the deli (what exactly IS in there, anyway? :).
I am so glad you opened my eyes to a different way to make macaroni salad!! This was DELICIOUS! Very, very fresh tasting. I used half Miricle Whip and half Mayo (because I don't like MW and hubby doesn't like Mayo) and used a little salt and pepper. We served this as a side dish with grilled jalapeno burgers and it made an awesome meal! Thanks for the great recipe :)
This was my first attempt at making macaroni salad and I was surprised at how simple this recipe is! I followed everything exactly (I used Hellmann's Regular mayo) and it turned out great! Really delicious.