Side dishes, such as Potato and Macaroni Salad, add to any meal. They make a normal plain rice or even a mixed rice dish more delicious. Potato/macaroni salads? Yeah, These are the two Trini favorites when we think of a salad. It is followed closely by cole slaw. We Trinis can't do without this side dish, especially on a Sunday, together with macaroni pie and callaloo.
Potato & Macaroni Salad: A Perfect Side Dish
This salad recipe, Potato and macaroni salad (even separate as potato or macaroni salad) makes a perfect side dish for anything barbecued (fish, chicken or pork) and, another of my favorite Trini dishes, pelau. But you can't stop there, it can also make a filling meal by itself; not to mention it makes a perfect 30 minute meal.
However, I can hear one or two readers thinking "those Trini's really eat too much carbs". Sad to say you may be right for most folks, gladly not all. So, for the sake of those individuals who overdo it with the carbs, don't forget to toss in a generous serving of salad with your potato and macaroni salad or just organise ah lil cricket fete match to burn off those extra calories. Or, if you are by the beach there's always people playing ah lil "small goal", just ask to join :-D...
Anyhow, don't be daunted by the amount of ingredients in this salad recipe: it's really simple. So simple a caveman could do it ....but then macaroni wasn't invented as yet hahaha lol!
I'm talking too much.....clearly. Here is potato and macaroni salad.
Potato & Macaroni Salad Recipe
Potato and Macaroni Salad
6 potatoes, peeled and boiled
½ cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
½ medium sweet pepper
2 celery stalk
1 tin peas and carrots
2 medium cloves garlic
4 tbsp Mayonnaise
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp pepper sauce
4 Pitted olives, diced
1 Pimento pepper, finely diced
1 tsp. finely chopped chive
Boil the macaroni and set aside.
Dice the cooked potatoes, peppers, and celery.
Place the cooked macaroni, potatoes, diced peppers and celery in a deep bowl.
Add the peas and carrots.
Grate the garlic.
Add the salt and black pepper.
Add the mustard.
then add the mayonnaise and the optional ingredients.
Mix the ingredients and refrigerate. Serve cold.
Some people like to add finely chopped onion to this salad. However, it spoils its a lot faster. For this reason, I omit it. If you wish to put, the salad should be eaten at once.
Potato and Macaroni Salad
- 6 potatoes peeled and boiled
- ½ cup elbow macaroni uncooked
- ½ sweet pepper
- 2 celery stalk
- 1 425 g tin peas and carrots, drained
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 tbsp Mayonnaise a low sodium, light
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp pepper sauce
- 4 Pitted olives diced
- 1 Pimento pepper finely diced
- 1 tsp. finely chopped chive
- Boil the macaroni and set aside. Dice the cooked potatoes, peppers, and celery.
- Place the cooked macaroni, potatoes, diced peppers and celery in a deep mixing bowl.
- Add the peas and carrots, grated garlic, salt, black pepper, mustard, mayonnaise and the optional ingredients.
- Mix the ingredients and refrigerate. Serve cold.
More recipes to come. Yeah ah know is nearly New Years but dat eh nuttin', ah wukkin down to de wire. But if you have the time, drop me a few lines. I will make sure to read them 🙂
By the way, don't forget to leave your comments below this post. Tell us which salad you would like in future posts.