Yankee Jack’s Macaroni Salad

Yankee Jack's Macaroni Salad

  • 8 ounces small (salad) macaroni
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup baby peas
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  1. Cook the macaroni according to directions on the package. Drain well, rinse, and cool.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the mayonnaise, salt, pickle relish, and onion.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cooled macaroni, celery, and green pepper.
  4. Gently toss in the peas and eggs.
  5. Chill well before serving.

RetroBarbecueYield: 6 servings

From: Retro Barbeque by Linda Everett

Gray: I have come to really like pasta salad, and I’ve started trying to duplicate some that I have enjoyed.  We recently made some with an oil based dressing that was fantastic.  This is a creamier type of macaroni salad, and it was delicious.  It has a very fresh flavor and is not overly greasy.  It is very easy to make and it makes enough for a crowd.  I took it to lunch for several days to have with my sandwich and it was just as good as on the first day.  As a note, we used Duke’s light mayo (we always do, and it works just as well as the all-fat kind)  I also used frozen peas and thawed them by running under cold water in a colander.  This was a great time-saver.  The peas were just as good as fresh and much better than canned.

Katie: Growing up, I never liked pasta salad. This continued into my adult life, with me never wanting to try any pasta salad because I didn’t think I would like it. As I’ve said before, one of the good things about us doing this blog is that I have become more adventurous in trying food, and am always willing to give a dish a shot even if I don’t think I will like it. This has led me to discovering foods and dishes that I absolutely love, and I cannot recommend enough to discard preconceived notions about foods! As you can expect from my lead in, this pasta salad was delicious! We recently found a pizza, wing, and sandwich place (they have other things too – like wonderful lasagna) that serves a pasta salad with their sandwiches. I decided to give it a try and I really liked it! We thought this would be similar to that pasta salad. While it is similar, it has a different flavor and is good in its own right. Give this recipe a try even if you think you don’t like pasta salad!

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