I was looking for a simple recipe to make to sell in my deli. I tried this recipe and it was an instant hit. This salad is a "drier" macaroni salad. Some macaroni salads seem to bathe in mayonnaise. This does not. I have been making this salad with some adaptations for more than 6 months usually twice/week. As a note, I made this salad originally as written with both red and green peppers. When I didn't have red peppers, I substituted roasted red peppers finely diced or diced pimento. It doesn't add a lot of flavor, but it makes for pleasant presentation.
A bit different than my usual macaroni salad. I liked all the vegetables in it, using red onion rather than green. I would shred the carrots next time as I'm not so good at dicing and my carrot pieces were just a bit too big. I added some seasoning salt and garlic powder for just a little extra flavor.
This salad was so easy and nice, but lacked any real WOW properties. We thought it should be somewhere between three and four stars, but I'm rounding up. Really, it was good and very simple to prepare. ~Jeff's Girl Way Out West
Delicious and different. Even some of my little nephews liked it. Thanks!
This has made a very nice take with you lunch for work as well as a side for all other dishes. Thank you! Margie