Thursday, June 26, 2014

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad, The Iconic All American Summer Picnic Salad

This is a great version of a Classic American  Summer Macaroni Salad. Everyone at my house loves Deviled Eggs and my grandmother made the best Summer Macaroni Salad. Here's both great  recipes made into one.
At the end, I've reposted my Grandmother's recipe for Macaroni Salad.

1/4 C Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Granulated Sugar
8 oz. dried Elbow Macaroni
1/2 C diced Red Onion
1 Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs, roughly chopped
1/2 C Dill Pickle Relish
1/2 C diced Celery
1/2 C Mayonnaise
3 TBS of  Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Paprika

In a saucepan over medium heat:
Heat until sugar is melted, stirring constantly.
transfer to a bowl.
Set aside to cool completely.

Cook Macaroni according to package directions and drain well.
Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl:
Cooked Macaroni
Red Onion
Chopped Eggs
Dill Pickle Relish
Mix to combine well.

Make the Dressing.

In the Sugar/Vinegar bowl:
Dijon Mustard
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Whisk well.
Pour over the Macaroni Salad and toss to combine.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to serve, you may want to stir in additional Mayonnaise if you feel it needs it. I usually do.
Just before serving, Sprinkle the top of the salad with Paprika.

Peace in the Kitchen!

Macaroni Salad is one of my favorite Summer Salads. I believe my Grandmother made the best Macaroni Salad. Here's my recipe that I've been making for years.
It's very basic, sometimes that's the best recipe!

Macaroni Salad:

Whisk together in a small bowl and set aside.
1/2 C Mayonnaise
2 TBS Dill Pickle Juice
1 TBS Sugar
1 TBS Yellow Mustard
1/2 tsp Salt


2 C uncooked Elbow Macaroni ( cook according to package directions, drain)
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 C diced Onion
1/4 C chopped Celery
3 Hard Boiled Eggs, chopped
1 (2oz. jar) Pimentos, drained
1/8 C Dill Pickle Relish
1/4 C Dill Pickle Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place cooked pasta in a large serving bowl.
Drizzle with the Olive Oil and stir to combine.
Pickle Juice
Toss until well combined

Add the dressing and mix well
Season to taste with Salt and Pepper
Refrigerate overnight
Toss again
Add additional Mayonnaise if needed

Peace in the Kitchen!

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