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| Macaroni and Ham Salad
4 eggs, hard boiled
2 c uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
1 c cooked ham, diced (about 5 oz)
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
3 ro 4 green onions, finely chopped
2/3 c mayonnaise
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP Dijon mustard
1/4 c sweet pickle relish
4 oz jar chopped pimentos, drained
salt and pepper to taste
Peel eggs, chop, and set aside.
Cook macaroni according to package directions, to al dente stage. Do not overcook. Drain and rinse with cold water.
In a large serving bowl, mix macaroni, eggs, ham, celery, and green onions.
In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, pickle relish, salt, and pepper. Stir in pimentos.
Pour dressing over macaroni mixture and stir to coat well.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hrs before serving.
Source: adapted from recipe on Free Online Recipes
Note: To me, this salad is okay, but bland. My 80-something mother said it was the "best ever," and my husband really liked it. I was hoping for a bit more flavor. If and when I make it again, I'll experiment and post results. If you try it and improve it, please do the same.
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