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Mac Salad From Aloha Kitchen

Mac Salad

This delicious Mac Salad is from the gorgeous Aloha Kitchen, a cookbook with recipes from Hawai'i. It's perfect for summer cookouts or picnics!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mac salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 oz dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp grated yellow onion
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sweet pickle juice
  • 3 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup coarsely shredded carrot


  1. Cook the macaroni, salting the water with 2 Tbsp kosher salt, according to instructions on package until tender. Drain, transfer to a large bowl, and set aside for 10 minutes to let cool.

  2. Once cooled, fold in onions, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, pickle relish, pickle juice, and a dash of pepper and toss until well coated. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  3. When ready to serve, stir in 1/2 cup mayonnaise and the shredded carrot. Taste and add more mayonnaise if it looks dry or more salt if it needs it. Serve chilled.