Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad - Recipe Girl

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad - Recipe Girl

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Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Everyone needs this recipe on hand to make for barbecues and potlucks:  Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

For as long as I can remember, my mother has been making a similar version of this simple, classic macaroni salad recipe.  It has always been my favorite.  I don’t want anything fancy in my mac salad, so the simplest version works best for me.  You must begin with the small noodles with the hole in the middle (otherwise known as ditalini).  I suppose you could use small elbows too, but I personally love the little guys.  I toss my macaroni salad with a mixture of mayo, mustard and onion powder.  I mix in a small dose of chopped celery and green onions.  Chopped hard-boiled egg is folded in at the end.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni (I use ditalini)
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped (green and white parts)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • paprika, for garnish
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