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Macaroni Salad

I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to make it to accompany our Father's Day BBQ. I doubled the recipe because I was serving a lot of people but this is the recipe for serving 8.
 
Ingredients:
1/2 pound elbow macaroni (I used this)
2 large eggs
3/4 cups of mayonnaise
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
kosher salt and black pepper
2 scallions, thinly sliced
4 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
Directions:
 
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Once cooked run under cold water to cool.
Meanwhile, place the eggs in a small saucepan and add enough cold water to cover them by one inch. Bring to a boil (it's important to place the eggs in cold water and let them come to a boil). Once the water boils remove from heat, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain and run the eggs under cold water to cool. Peel the eggs and coarsely chop.
 
In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Even though I doubled the recipe I kept the 3/4 cup of mayonnaise the same - so if I were making a this recipe non-doubled I would probably reduce this amount as well.
 
Add macaroni, chopped eggs, scallions, celery, and parsley and toss gently to combine.
Usually macaroni salad is loaded with mayonnaise but since I cut the mayo in half it turned out nice and light. When I make it in the future I will add in sliced black olives to add a little more saltiness. The celery added a nice texture to the salad as well.
 
Bon Appetit!

10 comments

  1. Found you through Schue Love! I thought you lived in Tahoe too but then thought Napa but by one of your posts I'm thinking you live in SF, Oaklawn or Sact?
    Anyhoo..newest follower. I use to live in Reno but love all things NorCal. Some of our best friends live in the city and we're headed back out there in September for a little wine drinking and Cal football!
    Dee

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  2. Yum, you made its again! How was the addition of the egg? This would be super easy to make as a side in Trinity too (my sneaky selfish way to lure you to make some more!!) lymi. xo.

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  3. Looks delish!! I could see using a combo of mustard as well! ;)

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  4. Macaroni salad is always a winner in my book! This makes me hungry for some.

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  5. I love anything salad and this looks so easy too! I can't wait to make it for a summer cook out ( we call what you call a BBQ a cook out here in the south!)

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  6. YUM! How perfect would this be to bring to a summer BBQ!

    Thanks for the tip :)

    Great blog!

    Nicole
    www.eleganceandclutter.blogspot.com

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  7. that looks delicious, i love a good pasta salad in the summer!

    -lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  8. it looks so scrumptious! perfect for a summer get together! can't wait to give it a try.

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  9. yumm this looks delish...adding this to my summer recipe book!

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