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Picnic Macaroni Salad

Serves 12 servings     adjust servings

No more store bought, gloopy, overly sweet macaroni salad! This recipe is the perfect side for grilled chicken, burgers, and sandwiches. With a few pantry staples and a handful of fresh ingredients, this salad comes together quickly and simply and is my go-to recipe anytime I get a hankerin' for a starchy side.


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped black olives
  • 1 (4 oz) jar chopped pimentos
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 C mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 7 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped


  1. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions, drain and run under cold water to chill. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine olives, pimentos, onions, mayo, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth.
  3. Fold in cooked and chilled macaroni and chopped egg. Cover and allow to chill for 1 hour before serving.