Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing

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Homemade Macaroni Salad with

Homemade Salad Dressing

 

If you are looking for a delicious homemade macaroni salad to take on a family picnic, potluck, or any other occasion then you are going to want to make this Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing. It tastes delicious and the seasonings can be altered to suit your own taste.

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Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing

4 cups dry elbow macaroni

1/2 Red Pepper, seeded and chopped fine

2 pickles, diced fine (I used garlic dill, but you could use hot, spicy pickles if you wish)

3 mini cucumbers, diced small

2 whole green onions, washed and diced (use the white and the green part)

3 mini carrots, grated

2 celery stalks, chopped fine

Salt and pepper  (to taste)

Italian Seasoning (to taste)

Directions

Cook the macaroni according to package directions.

Drain well and rinse with cold water to remove any additional starch.

While the macaroni is cooling off, make the salad dressing.

Add the cooked, cooled macaroni to a large bowl.

Stir slightly to make sure all pieces are separated.

Cut the red peppers, mini cucumbers, pickles, and green onions according to the ingredient list.

Add all of the chopped vegetables to the bowl in which the macaroni is resting. Mix well to combine.

Add in the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Stir to combine.

Pour the homemade salad dressing on top of the cooled macaroni.

Stir to mix thoroughly.

Once combined, sprinkle with a little paprika for coloring.

Place in refrigerator and let sit for at least 1 hour or longer to permit the flavors to meld together.

Serve as a side dish along with meat of your choice and additional sides.

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Homemade Salad Dressing

 

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4  cup milk (add a little more if you would like a milkier consistency)

3 tsp. white sugar

1 Tbsp. vinegar of your choice ( I used Raspberry Vinegar in mine)

1- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Pickle Juice

Paprika (for coloring)

Directions

Measure the mayonnaise and add it to a medium sized bowl.

Measure out and add in the white sugar.

Measure and add in the milk.

Mix well to combine.

Next, add in the vinegar.

Mix well to combine.

Check consistency of dressing. If you find it too thick, add in some more milk, a few drops at a time. Use less milk if you would prefer a thicker, stickier dressing.

Add it to the cooked, cooled macaroni.

Stir to mix well.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the flavors incorporate into the macaroni.

Dust the salad with a little paprika before serving.

 

 

 

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Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing
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If you are looking for a delicious homemade macaroni salad to take on a family picnic, potluck, or any other occasion then you are going to want to make this Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing. It tastes delicious and the seasonings can be altered to suit your own taste.
Servings Prep Time
12+ people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
12+ people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Dressing 4
Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing
Print Recipe
If you are looking for a delicious homemade macaroni salad to take on a family picnic, potluck, or any other occasion then you are going to want to make this Homemade Macaroni Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing. It tastes delicious and the seasonings can be altered to suit your own taste.
Servings Prep Time
12+ people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
12+ people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
Homemade Salad Dressing
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain well and rinse with cold water to remove any additional starch. While the macaroni is cooling off, make the salad dressing. Add the cooked, cooled macaroni to a large bowl. Stir slightly to make sure all pieces are separated. Cut the red peppers, mini cucumbers, pickles, and green onions according to the ingredient list. Add all of the chopped vegetables to the bowl in which the macaroni is resting. Mix well to combine. Add in the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine. Pour the homemade salad dressing on top of the cooled macaroni. Stir to mix thoroughly. Once combined, sprinkle with a little paprika for coloring. Place in refrigerator and let sit for at least 1 hour or longer to permit the flavors to meld together. Serve as a side dish along with meat of your choice and additional sides.
Homemade Salad Dressing
  1. Measure the mayonnaise and add it to a medium sized bowl. Measure out and add in the white sugar. Measure and add in the milk. Mix well to combine. Next, add in the vinegar. Mix well to combine. Check consistency of dressing. If you find it too thick, add in some more milk, a few drops at a time. Use less milk if you would prefer a thicker, stickier dressing. Add it to the cooked, cooled macaroni. Stir to mix well. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the flavors incorporate into the macaroni. Dust the salad with a little paprika before serving.
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