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Hawaiian Potato-Mac Salad

On those hot summer days when you'd love a taste of the islands, but just can't get away, look no further than this Hawaiian Potato-Mac Salad.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 large potatoes We prefer red potatoes because of their texture. However, you can substitute any other type of potato and adjust the cooking time.
  • 3/4 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 shredded/grated carrot
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas cooked and drained 1 green onion, finely sliced


  • Wash and rinse 4 large red potatoes, place in a pot and cover with water. Cover the pan and bring the water to a boil.
  • Boil potatoes for about 20-40 minutes. (Check doneness with a metal cake tester or a turkey lacer.) For small potatoes, begin checking around 20 minutes. For larger, at about 30 minutes. When potatoes are done, chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions while potatoes are cooking, then drain and chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Place two eggs in a small pot and cover with 1” of water. Bring water to a boil. Lower the heat when the water comes to a boil for about 2 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let the eggs sit for another 10 minutes.
  • Cook and drain the frozen peas. Cool and set aside.
  • Cube the potatoes when they are chilled. This will prevent them from breaking apart.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, curry powder, celery seed, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large serving bowl and enjoy!


This recipe can be made to be gluten-free or not, depending upon your needs. Simply substitute gluten-free versions of the pasta and mayonnaise. Especially if you're using gluten-free pasta, it's important to make sure the pasta is done. I was recently told by one of my readers that she had Chinese-Hawaiian neighbor who once told her, "cook da mac til it fat." Wise words if you don't like hard pasta!
Keyword Easy, pasta, vegetarian