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Macaroni Salad Recipe?

Michelle May 16, 2011 10:33 AM

Hi Hounds,

I'm looking for a recipe for the macaroni salad you get with a Hawaiian plate lunch or a Japanese combination dinner. The taste is different to me, not so sweet or mayonnaisey, and I find it very good. Does anyone have such a recipe? Thanks!

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  1. Antilope RE: Michelle May 16, 2011 11:39 AM

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad -recipe from Cook’s Country Magazine

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    1. re: Antilope
      goodeatsgal RE: Antilope Aug 28, 2013 02:23 PM

      I tried this recipe exactly as written and it was really tasty. Creamy, sweet and tangy. It had a little too much mayo for my taste, but that's just me. I'll definitely make it again. And because I can't help but tinker and make it my own, I would use a little less mayo and vinegar, and add extra celery and carrot.

    2. JungMann RE: Michelle May 16, 2011 12:37 PM

      My typical dressing is mayo or Miracle Whip, white vinegar, grated onion or chopped scallions, diced celery, shredded carrots and a touch of sugar. For a little heat, the dressing is rather good with Sriracha. Pineapple or diced apple and shredded cheese are also good additions.

      1. Novelli RE: Michelle May 16, 2011 01:27 PM

        ever tasted Kewpie mayo? IMO it's the best for making mayo based salads. I've seen a lot of Hawaiian and Japanese fast food joints use it.

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          gourmanda RE: Michelle Aug 29, 2013 07:47 AM

          Mayo, grated or minced red onion, rice wine vinegar, sugar, shredded cheddar cheese. Never had Hawaiian mac with celery, carrots, etc. Nothing like that Cooks Country recipe.

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