Basic Macaroni Salad

Friday 26 June 2015

Basic Macaroni Salad

We had the Missionary Sisters over for supper last Thursday evening.  As we all had a meeting that we needed to dash out to afterwards, I decided to keep it simple.  

I cooked burgers.  Yes, hamburgers.

 Basic Macaroni Salad

And they loved them.   Plain old burgers, done on the grill . . .  in toasted cheese rolls with their choice of garnishes . . .  

cheese, pickles, mustard, onions, ketchup . . .  whatever they wanted to put on them.

Basic Macaroni Salad

I also had a bowl of potato chips for them.  Thank goodness those are gone.  

I daren't have potato chips in the house because they have the bad habit of getting in my mouth.

 Basic Macaroni Salad

A tossed salad because, you need to get some vegetables in somewhere, and girls always like salad . . . unlike the guys.  

The girls always eat it up.

Basic Macaroni Salad

And then this basic old fashioned macaroni salad.  No pretense here. 

 It's simple.  It's easy.  It's delicious.  Oh  . . .  and yeh . . .  I confess . . .  I bought a cheesecake . . .  and I liked it.

 Basic Macaroni Salad

*Basic Macaroni Salad*
Serves 4 to 5

A delicious salad which encompasses many of the flavours of a potato salad, except its not potatoes . . .  its macaroni and its good.  Tastes best if made the night before (or early in the day) and chilled before serving. 

115g of uncooked macaroni (1 cup)
2 hard boiled eggs
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 heaped TBS of finely chopped onion
1/2 cup salad dressing (see my homemade recipe)
1 TBS Dijon mustard
1 fluid ounce of white vinegar
2 1/2 TBS caster sugar
salt and pepper to taste 

Cook the macaroni and dreain well.  Rinse and cool.   Put into a bowl along with the chopped egg, onion and celery.   Whisk together the remaining ingredients thoroughly.  Stir this into the macaroni mixture.  Season to taste and then cover and chill until serving time.

Note - You can add other ingredients if you wish.  Chopped bell peppers, chopped pickles, chopped radishes, etc.


  1. These kinds of salads find ways into my mouth along w/ chips:) Looks perfect Marie!

  2. I know, it's terrible the way that happens Monique! haha This is a pretty good basic recipe that really has room for people adding their own twists to it. I like recipes like that. xoxo


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