Mom's Classic Macaroni Salad
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Dotted with chopped black olives and diced pimentos, this simple, yet classic, macaroni salad is a throwback to the past.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10
  • 1 lb salad macaroni
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 4 oz jar diced pimentos, drained
  • 1 15 oz can large black olives, drained
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Paprika, optional
  1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of well salted water (add about 2 teaspoons) to a boil. Add the macaroni, and return to a boil, cooking for about 9-10 minutes or until the macaroni is cooked firm to the bite. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.
  2. Toss the macaroni with the olive oil and vinegar in a large bowl. Add the pimentos. Reserve about 5 olives, then chop the remaining olives, adding them to the macaroni mixture. Add the mayo, salt and pepper, then stir until the macaroni is thoroughly coated with the mayonnaise, and all the ingredients are mixed in.
  3. Chill, then sprinkle with paprika (if desired) and remaining olives before serving.
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