Macaroni Salad

This macaroni said is a bit different then some recipes I see. The recipe was given to me when I lived in Yellowknife over 30 years ago. I had actually forgotten about it, but when I was looking through my recipe book, there it was! I am happy I found it!

Simple ingredients blend together to make this tasty macaroni salad. The original recipe calls of the addition of a can of salmon, but I made it without since I was serving it as a side to some salmon burgers. With the canned salmon added to it, or I am sure a can of tuna would be just as good, it could be the main dish with a side salad….lunch or dinner!

Here is the recipe


2 cups cooked & drained  macaroni *** 1 cup uncooked

2/3 cup Catalina salad dressing

3/4 cup diced celery

1/2 cup chopped red onion •••• I do not love raw onion so I think I would leave this out next time…maybe I will add some of the pickled onions from the jar of sweet pickles…..

1/4 cup chopped sweet pickles

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 can salmon or tuna  *** optional

Optional.. I think that some cooled cooked peas would be a good addition to this macaroni salad


  1. Mix the cooked macaroni with the 2/3 cup Catalina salad dressing & let stand for 15 – 20 minutes
  2. Add the remaining ingredients…the celery, red onion, sweet pickles & mayonnaise *** add the peas if using
  3. Add the canned salmon or tuna if using
  4. Chill & serve cold



Cook 1 cup of dry macaroni & have 2 cooks cooked!
Cooked macaroni
Add the Catalina dressing, mix well & let sit for 15 – 20 minutes
Here is the chopped up celery, red onion & sweet pickles
Add the chopped vegetables to the macaroni that has been mixed with the Catalina dressing
Add the mayonnaise
Mix it all up








One Comment Add yours

  1. Murray Glick says:

    Had it for supper, then breakfast and supper again. Tasty!!


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