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



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  1. Murray Glick says:

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