By joan in CNY on August 09, 2002
Photo by linguinelisa
Photo by linguinelisa
"This has been one of my family favorites for years. I believe it came from Hellman's originally but I have modified it somewhat and only use Kraft Mayo."
Serving Size: 1 (820 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Made this last night for a gathering my mom is attending today. She tasted it just a bit ago and said it was amazingly good, as she usually doesn't like pasta salads. I did have to add an extra cup of mayo (used the whole fat stuff last night and the extra cup is fat free) to get the creaminess back to it, but it worked out just fine.
Update: Ahhh, I just found this recipe again after a LONG time. I lost my printout and for some reason, I didn't put it in my keeper cookbook on here. I made this for the church Sunday school kick off tomorrow. I put in some halved cherry tomatoes for color. Used tricolor rotini and yellow mustard. I gave mom a small bowl of it and she came back in or seconds. :D Thanks again!"
"I made this for a small BBQ at my house. Everyone raved about it! It wasn't sweet, even though there's sugar in it. I hate sweet salads! The vinegar and lemon add the right balance of freshness and makes it less heavy. I will be making this again, and again! Thank you!"
"This pasta salad was incredible! Let's face it...most macaroni salads go unnoticed. NOT THIS ONE! I times it by 4 for a big BBQ event and everyone loved it. I used red wine vinegar, half of the lemon juice, and red chopped red onion and dijon mustard. It is true...use the Barilla elbow mac...it does have ridges! Make the dressing as early as you can to let the salt, sugar, and pepper meld. I added the onion, celery and peppers to the mix. This is a winner! Enjoy it this summer!"
"Delicious! Nice and tangy. I love the lemon juice and onion, it really perks it up. I finely chopped my celery and red bell pepper and minced my onion for a more deli-like texture. Delicious! Easy to double, too. Thanks!"
"This is a great macaroni salad. I loved it and will definitely be making it again this way. The only thing I changed was the mayo (I used Hellman's,) and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing!"
"A really good macaroni salad recipe. I made half of the recipe. Very good."
"delicious and fresh. so much better than the stuff you buy at the deli counter. Rekindled my taste for macaroni salad!"
"I've been making mac. salad for years. I was VERY leery of adding the sugar, but always willing to try new/different things, it actually turned out good! It had to be the combination of the lemon; Dijon and vinegar because I was very surprised! (I cannot stand sweet salads!). As far as variations go, I added 4 hard-boiled eggs, diced carrots and radishes along with the onions and celery. I also used Hellman's mayonnaise. I was happy to mix up my old macaroni salad with a new twist! Thanks Joan!"
"Loved this....made a few adjustments. Left out sugar and put in 1 extra cup of mayonaise as we like a more less tangy/non-sweet salad. Was very good. Plan to take it to my next carry-in function"
"I could give this 6 out of 5 stars if I could! I have eaten my moms potato salad for years..THIS ONE is better than hers! Everyone pics at it warm while I'm still mixing it! Awesome warm or cold! I have been asked to make this for every summer and fall function we go to!!"
"This is such a great basic salad recipe. It is good as is, but you could change it up so many ways. DH said it would be good with tuna and peas in it, DD suggested cheddar cheese and bacon bits, possibilities are endless. Thank you so much for this versatile recipe we will use forever. We loved it."
"Kinda boring...not much flavor."
"Great salad! Like another reviewer, i used red wine vinegar and dijon mustard. I also added some chopped green olives and a combo of red and green peppers. Nice and tart dressingâ€¦i used Hellman's mayo, of course! Thanks for a keeper recipe."
"Perfect! I avoid any macaroni salad that does not include green pepper."
"I added 4 chopped eggs and used 1/2 mayo, 1/2 miracle whip. Also, I didn't have red or green pepper so I used just celery, green onion, and chopped carrots. Great standard recipe that can easily be changed. Thanks for sharing"
"Delicious!! I doubled the recipe and added some ham and old cheddar cheese. I used a combination of Miracle Whip and Mayo, "hot" prepared mustard, tri-coloured pasta, both green and red pepper and green onions. This is a keeper. Thanks!!"
"Very good salad. I made this to go with Recipe #108364. Very good meal."
"Good macaroni salad. I usually leave out the green pepper--just a personal preference."
"Excellent recipe! Not too sweet and does not have a real vinegar taste. Made it exactly how it was written and added some small cubed cheddar cheese. Will definately make again! Thank You!"