Enter into description Southern Macaroni Salad is a great “COLD” side dish to go with your BBQ or grilled meats. This one has boiled eggs and cucumber in it.
Do you eat macaroni salad cold or hot?
You can eat this either way. Kind of like potato salad. Depends on how you like it. However, this recipe was made to be eaten cold. Cold side dishes just go better with BBQ/Grilled meals.
How long can you leave macaroni salad in the refrigerator?
My recipe calls to allow the macaroni salad to chill 4 hours before serving. You could do that in as little as 2 hours. The dish will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Should you rinse the macaroni?
For this type of dish, you should always rinse the macaroni for a couple of reasons. It helps to cool the macaroni noodles before mixing with other ingredietns. And, it rinses the starch off from boiling. If this were a warm dish, then DO NOT rinse the noodles. The starch helps the “sauce” to stick to the noodles.
How do you make Southern Macaroni Salad?
Check out the recipe below. The main difference between Southern style and classic style is hard boiled eggs. You can always eliminate and/or add the “extras”.
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Southern Macaroni Salad
- Mixing Bowls
- 2 Cups Dry Elbow Macaroni Noodles, cooked, rinsed, and drained
- 2 Cups Mayonnaisse
- 2 Tbsp Mustard
- 2 Hard boiled eggs, diced
- 1/4 Cup Red Onion, finely diced
- 1/4 Cup Cucumber, finely diced
- 8 Slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled
- 1 Tsp Sugar, granulated
- 1/4 Tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Pepper
- In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, eggs, onion, cucumber and bacon.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper.
- Add the mayonnaise and mustard mix to the macaroni mix.
- Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
- Chill for 4 hours. Then ready to serve.