Recipe for a Macaroni Salad – With Mayonnaise

Macaroni Salad

This is just one of those simple Pasta dishes that can be put together, when you need to feed yourself and/ or friends urgently, even at 2 a.m under the heavy influence of alcohol…. yeah its that easy. I made this one weekend afternoon when K and I were on a movie watching spree, and didn’t want to be interrupted for too long. And repeated this twice in less than 24 hrs on public demand!! This one was almost like the macaroni salad of Casa Picola that I talked of in this blog post. Minus the chicken of course.

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To make this fantastic Macaroni Salad (can be served warm or cold)

1 cup cooked elbow macaroni

1 cup finely chopped steamed veggies of choice (i used carrots, peas, sweet corn kernels)

1 cup skinned and chopped cucumbers (seeds removed) and tomato

freshly crushed pepper and salt to taste

1 Tbsp tomato sauce

1 teaspoon Chinese sweet red chilli sauce

4-5 drops Tabasco sauce

2 tbsp mayonnaise (i used eggless mayo)

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander and basil leaves

Method: heat 3 cups of water in a pan with 1/2 tsp oil and salt to taste. when it comes to a rolling boil, add the elbow macaroni and cook till cooked (about 4-5 mins) stirring frequently. Drain, run under cold water to stop the cooking process and set aside.

while the macaroni is cooking, steam the finely chopped vegetables in the microwave for 2 minutes. If not using the microwave, add the vegetables to the boiling pasta 2 minutes before the pasta is done. Drain and set aside.

Add the remaining ingredients into a medium bowl, mix well, add the cooked macaroni and vegetables, mix well. Season with freshly crushed pepper and salt. Serve warm or at cold.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. vamsiabhi says:

    More than the food ur pictures make me feel hungry just by looking at them. Man u are one good presenter, photographer, dunno abt the food yet cause i have’nt tasted it yet…. probably in one of ur restaurants…. U simply rockkkkkk

  2. recipes says:

    looks delicious,… nice recipes

  3. Jay says:

    I did for B today, turned out to be super duper … one of the simplest.

  4. Tejal says:

    Already made it..tastes superb!
    thanks for the recipe.

    1. arundati says:

      glad you tried it…. enjoi

  5. Ujwal says:

    Macaroni salad looks yummy.. will try it soon 🙂 Loved the pictures

  6. Sudeshna says:

    I love macaroni anywhere and everywhere. This looks so delicious, I’ll add a little bit of boiled eggs or roasted chicken to it when I cook it .

  7. Swapna says:

    I love this one.. I add a bit of chicken salami to this when I make it.

  8. Divya Vikram says:

    Looks pretty! Bookmarked!

  9. Avisha says:

    A lovely fusion dish.The colors of the vegetables make up for this pasta dish. Love the combo of veg and pasta.One of my favorite.

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