Next to my Mom’s Best Potato Salad, I love my Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad *almost* just as much! I cannot wait to have this more often this summer. Now that I’ve got mom’s recipe I can have a little piece of home here with me anytime I want (see previous post for insight as to my world changing with my parents moving). So glad my mom and I were able to cook together before the big move. I didn’t realize how many recipes of hers that I wanted but didn’t have written down anywhere. I’m a huge macaroni salad fan and this is the perfect compliment to any BBQ meal. It’s creamy, tangy, and perfect in every way. Very similar to the potato salad recipe, just a little bit of a pasta twist.
My idea of a good macaroni is one that is perfectly creamy, not too tangy (just the right amount of tang) and a little bit of sweet with the pickle relish. Mmm.. just typing about it I can taste it! This is another one of those things that I don’t like the store bought variety. If I’m going to eat it, it’s going to be homemade. For whatever reason the store bought versions have a weird aftertaste to me. Do you enjoy macaroni salad at your picnics and BBQ’s? I’m loving the season of summery foods and can’t wait to share more of my favorites. Stay tuned!
Mom's Best Macaroni Salad
- 2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1/2 c. miracle whip
- 1/3 c. real mayo
- 1/2 c. pickle relish (sweet or dill to preference)
- 1 tbsp. pimentos
- 1 tbsp. chopped olives
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain; set aside to cool. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until all are fully incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.