Salad Series: Calling All Chipotle Macaroni Salad Lovers

My Auntie Rosie is my cooking GURU.  I’m always curious to know what’s happening in her kitchen.  I look forward to any meal she makes, and am constantly picking her brain on different methods of preparation.  She is the first person who encouraged my cooking endeavour and let me get my hands dirty in her kitchen. :)  Thanks Tia!  With that being said this is my Auntie Rosie’s recipe for macaroni salad.  It rides high on the fence between being traditional and having a spicy kick to it.  All I know is I can’t stop eating it.  I crave it all the time, and it’s perfect for a picnic or bar-b-que or ANYTIME!

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

Ingredients for Macaroni Salad:

1 – pound elbow macaroni (cooked according to box) (I use Barilla)

1 1/2 – tablespoons yellow mustard (I use French’s)

1 – teaspoon salt

1/2 – teaspoon black pepper

1/2 – teaspoon dried dill (I use McCormick)

1/2 – cup chopped green onion (1/4 cup white part only, 1/4 cup green part only)

1/2 – cup red onion (chopped)

1 – cup frozen peas (thawed)

3/4 – cup diced yellow bell pepper

2 – hard boiled eggs (peeled and chopped small) makes 1/2 cup

1/2 – cup Lindsay chopped black olives

1/3 – cup pickles (chopped) (I use Vlasic kosher dill)

1 1/2 – cups cheddar cheese (cubed small) (I use Tillamook)

2 – heaping tablespoons pimento (diced)

1 1/2 – cups mayonnaise (I use Best Foods)

1 1/4 – teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper (I use McCormick Gourmet Collection)

 

In a big bowl add drained/cooled macaroni and mustard.  Mix well.

Let’s give it some flavor… add salt, black pepper, and dill.  Mix well.

This salad would be nothing without the onion.  Add both the red and green onion!  MIX WELL!

Next add the peas and yellow bell pepper….  don’t forget to mix well.

Now add the hard boiled egg, Lindsay black olives, and pickles.  There is a lot of mixing to be done.  Mix it!

Add cheddar cheese cubes and pretty pimento.  Mix well.

Once all ingredients are well combined….  it should look like this.

Add mayonnaise.  Mix well.  Then add chipotle chile pepper.  Mix well!

That’s it your done!  ENJOY!

I’ll have mine NOW!

 

 

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8 Responses to Salad Series: Calling All Chipotle Macaroni Salad Lovers

  1. Elisa says:

    That looks beautiful and delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe!

  2. Olga Lucía says:

    Every thing looks so beautiful and yummy. TY for sharing.

  3. sweetlife says:

    wow now that’s a salad!! I agree perfect for a bbq!!! Thanks for sharing

    sweetlife

  4. justine sandoval says:

    I’ve personally tried this macaroni salad and it was the bomb! I am not a fan of chipotle but this combination worked well. Try it and I’m sure you will be hooked as I was.

  5. Susan Hammond says:

    So good!!!! Can’t wait to make this one and take it to a party!

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  7. Hi Nicole! It was nice to meet you last month at the FBLA meeting. I had to come find the recipe for this salad after I ate such an immense quantity that day. I can’t wait to make it!

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