This recipe was my beloved late mother-in-law's always requested salad. It is deceptively easy and I still prepare it for my children and family. A few of the ingredients include radishes, green onions, celery and a bit of mayonnaise.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse under cold water, and drain.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, radishes, green onions, celery, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Mix well, chill, and serve with sliced tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

215.9 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 35.6g 12% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 2.1mg 1% DV; sodium 68.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2003
This was a hit at a party we had, it is even better the second day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2004
It was okay. I thought it was a little bland and definitely not enough mayo - I had to add a whole other half a cup to make it at all creamy. It could use some more flavor. The other people I served it to liked it okay but I wasn't thrilled. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2003
This was a hit at a party we had, it is even better the second day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
Excellent! No changes just seasonal additions. Chopped zucchini fresh snap peas cucumber green pepper....you are limited by your imagination. I also learned on Cook Illustrated to add seasoning to ingredients and let sit a bit (1/2 hour) before mixing in the mayo. Seasonings absorb better to macaroni instead of mayo. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2005
This is a great recipe. I too upped the mayo (Hellman's Mayonnaise because it's the best) and I also added a dash of vinegar to give it a little zing. I added frozen peas which adds to the color and flavor more than you would expect. It reminded me of how mom used to make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2003
Excellent! Very tasty and a unique salad idea. I upped the mayonnaise to 1/3 cup because I had a lot of veggies cut up and was surprised to find that that was enough...I had expected to need even more! Addition: we did have to add more mayo the next day because it had dried out quite a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2004
It was okay. I thought it was a little bland and definitely not enough mayo - I had to add a whole other half a cup to make it at all creamy. It could use some more flavor. The other people I served it to liked it okay but I wasn't thrilled. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
Used peas instead of celery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
This was a very good salad. I used reduced fat mayo and whole wheat pasta. It turned out great not to heavy and very fresh tasting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2012
Refreshingly crisp--not loaded with mayo like other salads. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2013
I appreciate the inspiration from this dish to use radishes the way one would use red onion for some kick. I will likely make it again. This is a good dish but the recipe as written is just the starting point. Here's what I did: used a 14oz box of whole wheat macaroni pasta one bunch sliced radishes 6 celery stalks what little green onion I had in the house plus a couple garlic scapes I had (they're like green onions except garlicky) 5Tbl mayonnaise a dash of white wine vinegar and then plenty of salt pepper and Old Bay seasoning. It took me a while to keep adding spice stir taste repeat. It's a simple dish yet satisfying and I look forward to seeing how the flavors deepen the second day. Read More