Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is a classic dish that is perfect for summer barbecues, picnics, and potlucks. It’s a versatile dish that can be made in many different ways, but this recipe for Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
You’ll need :
● 1 lb elbow macaroni
● 1 cup mayonnaise
● 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
● 1/4 cup granulated sugar
● 2 tsp yellow mustard
● 1 tsp salt
● 1/2 tsp black pepper
● 1/2 cup chopped celery
● 1/2 cup chopped red onion
● 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
● 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
● 1/2 cup chopped carrots
● 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
➤ Step 2:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, granulated sugar, yellow mustard, salt, and black pepper until smooth and well combined.
➤ Step 3:
Add the cooled macaroni to the mixing bowl and toss to coat with the dressing.
➤ Step 4:
Add the chopped celery, red onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrots, and parsley to the mixing bowl and toss until well combined.
➤ Step 5:
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until chilled.
➤ Step 6:
Before serving, give the macaroni salad a quick toss to redistribute the dressing and veggies.
1- You can add or substitute other vegetables, such as diced tomatoes or shredded cabbage, to this recipe to make it your own.
2- For a creamier dressing, use all mayonnaise instead of a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream.
3- To make this recipe ahead of time, prepare the macaroni and vegetables as directed and store them separately in the refrigerator.
4- Combine everything and add the dressing just before serving.
This recipe yields about 8 servings and can easily be doubled for larger gatherings. The combination of crunchy veggies and creamy dressing makes this macaroni salad the perfect side dish for any summer meal.
One of the great things about macaroni salad is that it’s so versatile. If you prefer a sweeter salad, you can increase the amount of sugar in the dressing. If you like your salad with more crunch, you can add more chopped veggies. You can even add some chopped cooked ham or chicken to make this a more substantial meal.
In conclusion, Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to become a family favorite. It’s perfect for any summer occasion, and the leftovers make a great lunch the next day. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself why it’s called Mom’s Best!
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