Rating: 4.25 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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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

216 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 35.6g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 2.1mg; sodium 68.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

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
(8)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 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
(28)
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
(24)
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
(18)
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
(8)
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
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2012
Refreshingly crisp--not loaded with mayo like other salads. Will make again! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2021
I wanted a sugar free Mac salad. This was it. I did add grated carrots and a sweet yellow bell pepper, so it was naturally sweetened instead. Read More