Ready in 12 hours
The greatest macaroni salad you will ever try. Although it does take a while to make, it is well worth the effort.
Add 2 quarts of water to a medum stockpot and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until it is al dente, approximately 9 minutes. Do not overcook the pasta or it will fall apart when the salad is tossed together. Rinse macaroni until cool. Drain well and let it dry out slightly.
Add pasta to a large bowl. Carefully fold in celery, onion, cheddar, Swiss cheese, Parmesan, dill pickles, salami, and black olives. Refrigerate the mixture, uncovered, overnight (or refrigerate for at least 2 hours).
Mix the Lowry's garlic salt, minced garlic, horseradish, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard and celery salt together. Add to salad. Fold in the pimentos. Fold in 1 cup of mayonnaise to start. Add up to 1/2 cup more of mayonnaise if needed. Refrigerate again for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Suekrash 1w agoSERIOUSLY GOOD. I had to substitute: No dill pickles so I used chopped bread & butter pickles; some sweet pickle relish; chopped kalamata olives (large chop); finely chopped red bell pepper. Didn't have Swiss. Used extra celery. Added cider vinegar to compensate for no dills. Powdered mustard was lacking so I added stone ground mustard. Even with all the substitutes I'll always make this, instead of the classic version!
teddybear1001 3y agoTaste is excellent. Easy to make. Finally a new twist on an old favorite.
christinapezoldt 3y agoi have been looking every where for this salad rec and couldn't find it no where than you so much for posting
dtbh4t 3y agoReally makes a ton...great if you are feeding an army. Would leave out salami next time.
MeganBewley 3y agoIt was just ok for me... I think it was too many textures and flavors for one salad (even after I omitted the pimentos and olives).
Artolsav 4y agoDefinitely the best macaroni salad I've ever had. I didn't add quite as much mayo as the recipe calls for because I don't like it quite as creamy. Don't plan on going to a meeting right after eating it though -- spicy onion/garlic breath!
heinrich54 5y agothis was very good although alittle salty with the three different salts and i left out the garlic salt it wouldve been more salty,but other than that great! i would make this again
773shelley 5y agoI made this for a graduation party and it was a big hit and no leftovers! Thank you for posting!
Traceycampbell3 5y agoVery good!!! Worth all the prep.....
Ruby64 6y agoThis is a great pasta salad when you have a large group of people. My family asks for it over and over again.