Perfect Macaroni Salad
Creamy, sweet, spicy pasta salad
Recipe type: Pasta, Salad
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 1 small jar chopped pimento
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons pickle relish
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped black olives - ½ small can
  • ¼ medium onion, finely diced, white, red or green
  • For The Dressing
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise, a little more if you wish
  • ¼ plain Greek yogurt, a little more if you wish
  • 2-3 Tablespoons hot-spicy or sweet pickle relish, a little more if you wish
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar - white, red, cider, whatever you like or have handy
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Boil the macaroni according to package directions. Drain thoroughly. Put into a plastic bag with a Tablespoonful of olive oil. Seal and refrigerate overnight or 24 hours. And if the macaroni is in the refrigerator for a day or two, no problem.
  2. Make the dressing. Put dressing ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk together. Give it a taste to check for seasoning.
  3. Add the macaroni and mix together with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Add the pimento, black olives, onion, and relish.
  5. Stir all ingredients, then check for seasoning. Add what you think best - a little more salt, relish. cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, so the flavors will blend together.
If you want a little crunch, you might add a stalk of celery finely diced.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 Calories: 1378 Fat: 50g Saturated fat: 9g Unsaturated fat: 40g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 200g Sugar: 32g Sodium: 1840mg Fiber: 11g Protein: 33g Cholesterol: 30mg
Recipe by At Mimi's Table at