A yummy pasta salad, which is simple to make and tastes fantastic. Macaroni is tossed with celery, black olives, red onion and green peppers in a creamy salad dressing.
Perfect! - 02 Oct 2015
classic and good--you have to use mayonnaise, though, none of that whip stuff.... - 14 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
First I should say that I am not really the one to be rating mac salad, as I am not a fan of it. Surprisingly, this is one of the few American dishes that my husband loves, and when I saw there were olives in this(family owns olive orchards), I knew I had to make it for him. I followed the recipe to the 't'..down to measuring w/measuring cups. The only subs I made were red onion instead of vidallia (for color) and used both green and black olives. I also had half of a cucumber left over from some cuke sauce so I finely chopped the half small cuke and added that. I thought I had written the recipe down wrong and had omitted eggs. I have never made mac salad w/o eggs before but did not miss them. My husband loved this and I too, liked it very much. It was not real sweet, which is my problem w/liking mac salad....(that darned ole' sweet pickle relish). There was a nice balance of vegetable flavor; one was not too overpowering of the other. I added salt at the end because our olives come from hubby's family and are pretty heavily brined. This is the salad I will make from now on. - 02 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)