Macaroni salad with potato and hard-boiled egg

Potato-Macaroni Salad

When you’re in Hawaii and order the street food known as “plate lunch,” you’ll get teriyaki meat or chicken, a scoop or two of white rice, and macaroni salad.

After my own visit to the Islands where I discovered this fun combo, I searched out a mac salad recipe for my home version of plate lunch. I settled on an adaptation of this Hawaiian-pedigreed salad at Marians Island Wide Catering. With hard-boiled egg and potato, it’ll give you energy for an intense afternoon of surfing, or whatever.

For gluten-free macaroni salad, my favorite pasta is Tinkyada brown rice pasta

Macaroni Salad with Potato and Egg
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Hawaiian
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Serves: 8
  • 1 medium yellow or red potato
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni (try Tinkyada brown rice elbows)
  • 1 large egg, hard boiled and grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Peel potato. Place in a small saucepan, cover with water, and boil about 10 minutes or until still slightly firm. Cool and cut into 1/4-inch cubes.
  2. Cook macaroni al dente in boiling, salted water. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  3. Combine all ingredients except mayonnaise and mix gently. Add generous amount of mayonnaise for creamy consistency and toss gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serving size: 4 ounces. Calories: 252. Fat: 11g; Saturated fat: 2g; Carbohydrates: 34g; Sugar: 4g; Sodium: 228mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 5g; Cholesterol: 31mg.

2 Responses to “Macaroni salad with potato and hard-boiled egg”

  1. Pam says:

    I wonder….if that other old Hawaiian standby…SPAM, might also be good in this salad….or leftovers of those proteins you mentioned above.

    My favorite Hawaiian breakfast consists of refried rice, egg, and Portuguese sausage (also possibly could be introduced in this salad – altho it’s SPICY!). On a day of sight-seeing, this held me almost the entire day!

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