Seaside Salmon Salad

"I've had this recipe forever; it was an instant hit the first time I made it, and now my daughter makes it for her family. If you are not a salmon fan, I imagine you could substitute tuna----but it is so tasty with the salmon, I've never had to alter it.It is great for picnics or family gatherings."
photo by Leslie in Texas photo by Leslie in Texas
photo by Leslie in Texas
photo by Leslie in Texas photo by Leslie in Texas
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  • Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until tender. Drain.
  • Add Catalina dressing while still hot and toss. Chill.
  • Drain and flake salmon.
  • Add flaked salmon, celery, relish, eggs, green onion, parsley, seasonings and mayonnaise to macaroni. Toss all together lightly.
  • Chill at least 2 hours to marry the flavors.
  • Serve as a side dish or on lettuce leaves with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers as a meal.

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  1. Leslie in Texas
    With daytime temperatures of 94 and a heat index of 104, I decided last night was a perfect time to try this recipe ! I made it as directed, except for the eggs, which I quartered and served with the salad and I added a couple of splashes of Frank's Red Hot sauce to the mixture. It was delicious - DH said several times how good it was and went back for seconds ! This is a definite keeper!
  2. Sydney Mike
    Made this recipe as given (although I was generous with the pickle relish) & was very pleased with the results! I'm not usually big on canned salmon, but do have a few recipes that use it, & this one will definitely be added to those as a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef event]
  3. sugarpea
    This is a great salmon psta slad and deserves to be made by more chefs. It's a little sweet but that can be easily counteracted with some Tabasco or other hot sauce if you prefer. This is a great summer dinner. Serve it over greens with a little extra dressing and you've got a complete dinner.


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