Friday, February 22, 2013

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Huli Huli Part II!

I recently cooked Huli Huli Chicken after watching an episode of America's Test Kitchen. Everyone knows how much I love Test Kitchen. My Smoked Huli Huli Chicken was a big hit with my family and they requested I make it again, so here we go.

Last time I prepared this meal I was in so much of a rush to eat the Macaroni Salad that I forgot to take pictures. I promised one of my blogger friends that I would make it again soon and post the recipe for the Macaroni Salad.

Warning, to all my al dente eating pasta friends, this macaroni is cooked so long, it pretty much expands and explodes. A whole 15 minutes, I know what you're thinking but you must cook it 15 minutes, it's a method to my pasta madness. Just give it a try and I promise you will like it.

Serve Huli Huli chicken with Macaroni Salad and Jasmine Rice, Enjoy!

2 cups whole milk
2 cups mayonnaise, full fat
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. creole seasoning or seasoning salt
1 tbsp. black pepper 
1 pound elbow macaroni
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 bunch green onions , sliced thin
1 large carrot , peeled and grated
1 celery rib , chopped fine


Heat a large pasta pot to boil, add 1/2 tablespoon of salt to boiling pot. Cook pasta for 15 minutes. Drain pasta, rinse off in cold water. Place pasta back in pot and pour on top of pasta the apple cider vinegar. Stir well until absorbed, transfer pasta to a bowl and allow to cool about 10 minutes.

Make Dressing while Pasta is cooking. Mix milk and mayonnaise and all seasoning together. Chop vegetables and set aside.

After allowing the pasta to cool for 10 minutes, stir in half the dressing and allow pasta to cool about 30 more minutes in the refrigerator. After 30 minutes, stir in the vegetables and remaining dressing and mix well. Allow pasta to chill covered in the refrigerator overnight.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Sheena, You can add pretty much anything to this salad and it would be good. I have added chicken, cheese, broccoli, just yummy.

  2. They both sound really good and I want to try them, BUT I don't have a smoker. Can I cook them any other way and have them turn out OK?

    1. Hello, yes, you can grill them or even roast them in the oven. I have had them both ways. I have some in the fridge headed for the smoker in about 30 minutes...I make this at least once a week....Lisa

  3. Just wondering what can you sub the milk for in the Hawaiian macaroni salad? We are a dairy free family.

    It all looks delish!

    1. How about a plain almond milk, or you could try soy, rice or hemp. I think almond milk may work best...because often I will add nuts to my salads and the flavor is delicious...


Don't Forget to SAVE your Recipes!










CODE 06-009453


Zone Perfect




Check Me Out




Recipe Search


Google+ Followers

Follow by Email


Google+ Badge

I must confess I love great food. I decided to create The Creole Contessa blog after cooking and eating a great meal with my family Big Goo the hubby of almost twenty years and my lil’ Contessa Summer aka “Baby Girl." I told Big Goo and Baby Girl, it is just not fair to not share these great recipes with the world; and the Creole Contessa blog was born.

Click here to

Burgerlicious Bloggers

Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved