The BEST Macaroni Salad You Will EVER Have!! Recipe
This fusion of macaroni and tuna salad also uses cucumber, onion, and tomato for a delicious picnic salad everyone will love.
I have easily made this recipe at least 15-20 times in the past 2 years since I first discovered the recipe. I do make a few modifications (though it's perfectly great as written!): I omit the tuna and cucumber and add a few stalks of finely chopped celery. I also swap out the Miracle Whip for real mayo and use radiatore-shaped pasta instead of elbow macaroni. Oh, and red onion instead of white. I find that the radiatore holds helps to trap the creamy dressing and bits of egg and veggies. I make the dressing exactly as written, with the yellow mustard, sugar, and milk, and it's SO good. This is now my go-to recipe, and every time I have a potluck or family gathering, people beg me to make it. Thank you for such a great concoction!
Yielded way to much sauce so I will reduce milk and dressing next time. I used mayo instead of miracle whip so the sweetness was perfect.
made this salad and was really good but i added half of the mayo i think it was too much and added less milk
Great recipe just as it is but also very adaptable if you don't have or like every ingredient. Less onion, if your husband is like mine; but a few tablespoons of finely minced onion is undetectable yet, if I skip onion altogether, it is missed. Any pasta shape works. You can swap out salsa, if you don't have fresh tomato. You can swap dill pickle for the cucumber. Almost anything works for the dressing... mayo, miracle whip, ranch dressing, Greek yogurt; I use half mayo and half Greek yogurt. I swap honey for the sugar. You can add cooked peas, raw broccoli, zucchini, grated carrots... whatever you have on hand. It doesn't have to taste the same every time you make it, as long as it tastes good every time, and the onion and mustard are key to the flavor.
WAY too much dressing which was WAY too sweet, I did not like the raw onion and cucumbers in it either...but I could substitute more to my taste green pepper and get the same effect. The tomatoes were a nice addition. won't make this again
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