I've been craving this salad ever since my last visit to Hawaii. It's amazing

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Growing up in Hawaii, I have always had a deep appreciation for the unique blend of cultures that make up the islands. One of my favorite dishes that reflects this melting pot of flavors is Hawaiian Mac Salad. This creamy and tangy side dish is a staple at every family barbecue and local plate lunch spot on the islands. It perfectly captures the essence of Hawaii and is a must-try for anyone visiting or wanting to bring a taste of the islands into their home.
The first time I tried Hawaiian Mac Salad was at a family gathering on a hot summer day. The macaroni was perfectly cooked and dressed in a creamy sauce that had hints of sweetness and tanginess. The addition of celery and grated carrots gave it a crunch that balanced out the creaminess of the dish. I couldn't stop going back for seconds and knew that I wanted to learn how to make this dish on my own.
Hawaiian Mac Salad Recipe:
-1 lb macaroni
-2 carrots, peeled and grated
-2 stalks celery, chopped
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1/4 cup milk
-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-2 tbsp sugar
-1 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp black pepper
Best part of this recipe is that you can customize the ingredients to your liking!
1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cool water.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the cooled macaroni, grated carrots, and chopped celery.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
4. Pour the dressing over the macaroni mixture and stir until well coated.
5. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
This Hawaiian Mac Salad is the perfect side dish for any summer barbecue, potluck, or even a weeknight dinner. Its unique blend of flavors and textures will transport your taste buds to the sandy beaches of Hawaii. Trust me, once you try it, you'll understand why it's a beloved dish in the islands and why you'll want to make it time and time again.
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