Hawaiian macaroni salad is a delectable side dish that includes chilled pasta, mayonnaise, vinegar, and pineapple juice! This popular pasta salad is the perfect blend of sweet, tangy, and savory- it's sure to be a new favorite!
20ozcrushed pineapple(or pineapple chunks- 1 20 oz can drained, then reserve ¾ cup pineapple juice)
¼cupbacon(2-3 strips crisped and crumbled)
To begin, cook pasta according to the instructions on the package until al dente (firm to the bite). Once cooked, drain the pasta and stop it from cooking further by rinsing it with cold water until cool to the touch.
8 oz elbow macaroni pasta
Once the pasta is cooled, combine it with all remaining ingredients (carrot, celery, onion, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper - including optional stir-ins if desired) in a large mixing bowl. Mix well, and cover with plastic wrap.
½ cup carrot, ½ cup celery, ¼ cup onion, 1 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup Greek yogurt, 6 oz pineapple juice, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, ¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper, 20 oz crushed pineapple, 1-2 cups cooked ham, ¼ cup bacon, 1 tablespoon sugar
Refrigerate the Hawaiian macaroni salad for at least 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.