Macaroni (mac) salad is a staple in Upstate NY. You’ll find it probably at every social gathering you go to and I think that’s the only place were a lot of restaurants offer it on their menu as a side.
Here’s my Mom’s tried and true recipe. I’m not giving specific measurements for the ingredients…it’s all up to you and your taste. Prepare a few hours before serving to let the flavors meld. It’s so simple, but so good! Enjoy!!
1 lb. box of macaroni cooked, drained and cool
Diced and seeded cucumber
Diced bell pepper (I prefer red or yellow)
Green onions sliced thinly w/ some of the greens
Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Taste before serving and add more mayo, etc. if needed.