This tasty macaroni salad recipe gets you out of the kitchen fast! Couldn't be easier - just dump salmon, peas, and onions in a large bowl, and mix with mayonnaise and seasoning. Equally as delicious with canned chicken or tuna.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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. Cook macaroni for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water until cool.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together macaroni, peas and onions, salmon, and mayonnaise. Season with onion powder, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Cover, and refrigerate 2 hours, or until well-chilled.

Notes

If canned peas and onions are not available in your area, substitute a thawed 10 ounce package of frozen peas and pearl onions.

Tips

You may want to reserve some of the mayonnaise to be incorporated after refrigeration to avoid drying out. Mix in remainder just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

470.2 calories; 13.7 g protein; 31.7 g carbohydrates; 28.3 mg cholesterol; 635.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
So fast and so easy. I loved this recipe as did the "FUSSY" people in my household who won't eat macaroni salads because of the "too crunchy" onion green pepper or celery found in most macaroni salad recipes. I used drained canned chicken... delicious! Think I may add a few chopped hard boiled eggs next time. And for those (like me) who like onion green pepper or celery in their Macaroni salad it can always be added to this recipe. Cooking for "FUSSY" eaters can be a challange... thanks Joslyn for a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2007
I used this recipe as a guideline to making "Plain" Macaroni Salad. I made a few changes and omitted the salmon so all in all it was pretty good. Maybe would be better if I followed the recipe. Thanks!! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
So fast and so easy. I loved this recipe as did the "FUSSY" people in my household who won't eat macaroni salads because of the "too crunchy" onion green pepper or celery found in most macaroni salad recipes. I used drained canned chicken... delicious! Think I may add a few chopped hard boiled eggs next time. And for those (like me) who like onion green pepper or celery in their Macaroni salad it can always be added to this recipe. Cooking for "FUSSY" eaters can be a challange... thanks Joslyn for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
So fast and so easy. I loved this recipe as did the "FUSSY" people in my household who won't eat macaroni salads because of the "too crunchy" onion green pepper or celery found in most macaroni salad recipes. I used drained canned chicken... delicious! Think I may add a few chopped hard boiled eggs next time. And for those (like me) who like onion green pepper or celery in their Macaroni salad it can always be added to this recipe. Cooking for "FUSSY" eaters can be a challange... thanks Joslyn for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2006
Terrible. Way too much may. Frozen peas might make it pallatable...I wouldnt waste your time on this one though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2007
I used this recipe as a guideline to making "Plain" Macaroni Salad. I made a few changes and omitted the salmon so all in all it was pretty good. Maybe would be better if I followed the recipe. Thanks!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
Making just a couple common sense adjustments to suit our preferences - reducing the mayo to about a cup and using thawed frozen baby peas and fresh chopped scallions instead of the canned peas/onions - this was pretty tasty. It was even better after adding a teaspoon of dijon mustard and a little chopped fresh dill. I can definitely see myself making this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/26/2010
Wayyyy too much mayo. Read More
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