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How To Make Macaroni Salad

How To Make Macaroni Salad

Just like mom used to make! Macaroni salad is a staple at American picnics. Follow our VideoJug chef, Chris Jacobson aka "CJ" as he turns mom's ordinary in the extraordinary…macaroni that is.


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Step 1: You Will Need

  • 2 cups (500ml) macaroni, cooked
  • 2 medium hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 parsley, chopped
  • 3 celery, chopped
  • 2 green onion, chopped
  • 1 shallots, diced
  • 1/4 cups (60ml) garlic aioli
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cups (120ml) olive oil

Step 2: Perfect Macaroni

Begin with 2 cups (280 g) of blanched off macaroni. Cook the macaroni al dente and let cool. Drizzle the macaroni with olive oil to retain freshness.

Step 3: Dress It Up

In a large mixing bowl, add 1 Tbsp chopped parsley, 2 Tbsp chopped green onion, 1 Tbsp diced shallots, 3 Tbsp chopped celery, 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs and 1/4 cup (60 ml) garlic aioli.

Step 4: Garlic Aioli

Garlic aioli is made by mixing 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 beaten egg, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp chopped parsley, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/3 tsp pepper. Then slowly mix in 1/2 cup (125 ml) of olive oil until creamy.

Step 5: Season To Taste

Add a pinch of pure cane sugar to sweeten then add salt and pepper to taste. A squeeze of lemon juice with brighten this starchy dish and add flavor. Drizzle a little olive oil over the contents to create a Mediterranean taste.

Step 6: Mix It Well

Fold all ingredients over and mix well until creamy. Check the taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. Refrigerate and enjoy!