Macaroni Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: olives-n-okra
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Ingredients

Basic Macaroni Salad

  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup celery diced
  • ½ cup carrots diced
  • cup onion diced
  • ½ cup green pepper diced
  • ½ cup red pepper diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped , for garnish

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

  • 1 recipe basic Macaroni Salad
  • ½ pound cooked popcorn shrimp fresh or frozen or canned
  • ¼ cups raisins
  • ¼ cups shredded coconut

Tuna Macaroni Salad

  • 1 recipe basic Macaroni Salad
  • 1 can tuna drained and separated

Instructions

Basic Macaroni Salad

  • Bring about 3 quarts of water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium sized pot. Cook until macaroni is al dente, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, drain, and cool. Add diced vegetables to the cooled macaroni. Add the mayonnaise and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with the fresh parsley. Chill completely before serving.

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

  • Make Basic Macaroni Salad and add raisins, coconut, and shrimp to mayonnaise.

Tuna Macaroni Salad

  • Make Basic Macaroni Salad and add tuna to mayonnaise.