Hawaii for Visitors Recipe Collection

Basic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

You will encounter many different versions of macaroni salad in Hawaii, but the most common and most popular version is also the most simple: Macaroni and mayonnaise with a little grated carrot, salt, and pepper. Many other ingredients can also be added, such as pickles, olives, hard cooked eggs, bits of meat, onions, mustard, and anything else that appeals to you.

-Grated Carrots
-Milk (optional)
-Salt and Pepper

Cook macaroni till tender, then drain and rinse with cold water. Add grated carrots and mayonaise, and add a little (only a little) milk if it seems too thick and pasty. Season with salt and pepper to taste