Macaroni salad

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Macaroni salad
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Type Salad
Course Side dish
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients Macaroni, usually mayonnaise, onions, pickles, celery

Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold made with cooked elbow macaroni and usually prepared with mayonnaise.[1] Much like potato salad or coleslaw in its use, it is often served as a side dish to barbecue, fried chicken, or other picnic style dishes.[2] Like any dish, national and regional variations abound[1] but generally it is prepared with raw diced onions, dill or sweet pickles and celery and seasoned with salt and pepper.[3]

By country[edit]

In Australia, and New Zealand it is commonly known as pasta salad which is usually made with cooked shell pasta pieces and bought from supermarket delis.

In the Philippines, macaroni salad has a mildly sweet flavor. It is sometimes consumed during holidays such as Christmas and New Years day.[4] Chicken is sometimes used in the dish.[5] It is served in parties and gatherings.

In the United States, macaroni salad has been described as a "deli staple".[3] In Hawaii, macaroni salad is a popular staple in plate lunches.[1] In Puerto Rico macaroni salad may contain mayonnaise, mustard, canned tuna or bits of Spam, onions, Cubanelle peppers and pimentos.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "How to make Hawaiʻi plate-lunch-style macaroni salad". Hawaii Magazine. December 4, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  2. ^ The Christian Science Monitor (September 24, 2014). "Buttermilk bacon cheddar macaroni salad". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Burgoyne, J.; Tremblay, C.; Van Ackere, D. (2004). The New Best Recipe. Best Recipe. America's Test Kitchen. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-936184-74-6. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2010. p. 516. ISBN 978-1-4496-5968-4. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Garcia, M.; Tettoni, L.I. (2012). Filipino Cookbook: 85 Homestyle Recipes to Delight Your Family and Friends. Tuttle Publishing. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-4629-0528-7. Retrieved December 22, 2017.

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