I love old fashioned recipes as I really enjoy going back to the basics sometimes. Here are some recipes for old fashioned macaroni salads that are very good.
AF Macaroni Salad
I call this recipe my Air Force Macaroni Salad since the recipe was given to me by a lady who worked in a restaurant in New Mexico when I first went there as a young Air Force bride in the 1960s.
- 2 cups cooked macaroni
- 1/2 cup diced cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
- 3 tbsps finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle (or sweet pickle relish)
- 1/4 tsp salt
Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours before serving.
Classic Mayo Macaroni Salad
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tbsp prepared mustard
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 8-oz elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, prepared mustard,sugar, salt, and pepper with a wire whisk until combined. Stir in the macaroni, bell pepper, and onion. Mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate until serving time.
Grandma Linda is a collector of vintage recipes. She enjoys sharing them on her blog at http://grandmasvintagerecipes.blogspot.com