Sunday, February 24, 2013

Salmon Macaroni Salad with Cucumbers

Many years ago my Mom would make this salad with Salmon from a can. Do you remember this stuff? You had to drain it and remove the skin and the bones. Gross! Even so, I did enjoy this salad. Mom said she did start from a recipe, but she doesn't remember where it came from. Today we set out to make it with the leftover Salmon from Girl's Night. It turned out so good. You just have to go out and buy a whole side of salmon and roast it, then make this salad. So much better than the salad of my childhood. You could add more mayonnaise if you like but I think you just need enough to ensure a moist salad. You don't want to mask the taste of the other ingredients. All I can say is GO FISH!

Salmon Macaroni Salad with Cucumbers
Yield: 4 servings


2 cups elbow macaroni pasta, uncooked
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 large shallot, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp dill weed, dried
4 Tbsp mayonnaise


Boil macaroni according to package, drain and chill. Flake salmon with a fork. Dice cucumber, and mince shallot. In large mixing bowl, add macaroni, salmon, diced vegetables, and seasonings. Toss until seasonings are distributed evenly. Add mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

Note: If you decide to use can salmon. I suggest seasoning it to taste with salt, garlic powder, black and red pepper. I would also add some parsley and fresh lemon juice.

Linking to:
Buns in My Oven: What's Cookin Wednesday
Frugal Foodie Mama: Marvelous Mondays Link Party
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
Life on Lakeshore Drive: Bouquet of Talent
Love Bakes Good Cakes: All My Bloggy Friends
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
My Turn for Us: Freedom Fridays
Taste and Tell Blog: Taste and Tell + 40 Soups, Stews and Chilis
Tried and True Recipes From Our Families
Carole's Chatter: Food on Fridays - Cucumber


  1. Cute blog! I found you on This Gal Cooks weekend blog hop. I am starting a blog party at: I hope you will join me!

    1. Thanks! Jackie, So glad to meet you. I would be happy to join you. On my way to visit now.

  2. Great Lent meal. Reminds me of my childhood--my mom would make salads like this often (usually with tuna). Thank you for linking up!

    1. Thanks! Michelle, We could not remember the last time we made this salad. But I think it is one I will make again soon.

  3. Sounds delicious! It makes me ready for summer!

  4. This salad sounds delicious. I love salmon and I love macaroni salads, this is a perfect recipe for me. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This looks so delicious! YUM! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Have a wonderful weekend.


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