Mom's Shrimp Macaroni Salad


My mom's unusual salad has been popular with friends and family for many years. This salad calls for a lot of ingredients but is worth the effort. If possible, use pickle juice instead of the vinegar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon finely diced onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • teaspoon chili powder

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 ounces cooked salad shrimp


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the macaroni and let it cook until al dente; drain well.

  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine onion, bell pepper, celery, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, ketchup, pickle juices, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, parsley, celery seed, chili powder, salt, black pepper and shrimp. Fold the macaroni into the mixture. Cover and chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
17g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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