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Killer Mac Salad

Posted by Caveman Cooking on April 8, 2010

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Killer Mac Salad
This will have everyone “Oooing” and “Ahhhing” at your next BBQ. Even the Cavewoman, who hates mac salad, loves this recipe! 😉


1 Pound Elbow Pasta (I prefer the large size, not jumbo)
3 Medium Eggs, hard boiled – finely chopped
1 Large Celery Stalk – finely chopped
1/4 Small Onion – minced
1-2 Teaspoon Garlic – minced
1 Large Carrot – finely shredded
2 Tablespoons Relish
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon TSS Texas All Season
1.25 Cups Mayonnaise


NOTE #1: With barbeque season rearing it’s flavorful head, I thought I’d share this family favorite.
Boil pasta as per directions on package – strain and rinse in cool water.
Rinsing Pasta

While boiling water and cooking pasta, chop onions and celery, shred carrot and mince garlic. Set aside.
Chopped & Shredded Veggies

One of the best tips I can give you for this recipe is to get yourself a willing (and cute) sous chef. Here, the Caveboy is demonstrating great shredding technique.
Caveboy Shredding

Once pasta has cooled, chop hard boiled eggs. If you chop them too soon they tend to get a bit dried out and rubbery. Briefly set aside.
NOTE #2: This is a great utilization for some of those leftover Easter eggs.
Chopped Egg

You will need an extra-large mixing bowl for this recipe. And, no kitchen is complete without an XL Looney Tunes mixing bowl! 😉
Looney Tunes Mixing Bowl

Place pasta and all ingredients into bowl and mix well.
Mac Salad Ingredients

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours – overnight is better!
HINT: Scoop some onto your plate. Then, drizzle some Killer BBQ Sauce on top … Mmmmmmmmm MMMMMMMM! TASTY!!!
Killer Mac Salad
This also works as a great side for Asian and Hawaiian BBQ dishes.

Prep Time = 20 minutes
Cook Time = n/a Minutes
Serves 12-16

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