Sunday, August 30, 2009


my mom has made macaroni salad during the summer for i don't know how long. when i finally moved out, i wanted to know how to make it for myself. so, last summer i learned how to make it. it's actually really easy.

Macaroni Salad

1 box of pasta shells
2 hard boiled eggs
2 carrots (or a bag of shredded carrots)
5 spoon fulls of mayo
a few squeezes of mustard
3 spoon fulls of dill relish

cook the pasta.

once it is cooked, drain it and run cold water over it.
i usually put it in a big container and go ahead and put it in the fridge.

hard boil the eggs.

tip: i've heard that using older eggs (3-5 days old) makes it easier. put the eggs in a pot with enough water to cover the eggs. bring the water to a boil, then turn the burner off. move the pot off the hot burner, and cover for about 15 minutes. then put the eggs in a bowl of ice and water. let them sit for another 10 minutes, then peel.

finely chop the carrots and eggs and add to pasta.

i only used about 2 handfuls of carrots from the bag. you can use as much (or less) as you want!

tip: use the already shredded carrots to save some time. otherwise, peel carrots and chop all the peelings.
add mayo, mustard and relish to pasta.

again, you can add as much (or less) as you want. the amounts i put are how much i use.

mix well and serve cold.

hope you enjoy this summer pasta! it's great to take to work, or even on a picnic!


Judi said...

Looks delicious, Bailey! May I link to your post for Meatless Monday?

bailey said...

of course! that sounds great!

Judi said...

The link is

RasPbeRry said...

what is mayo?
Addison is beautiful name! like in Grey´s anatomy :-)

bailey said...

it's mayonnaise. and thank you...i love grey's anatomy!