If you want nothing more than heavy, mayo-laden pasta, the ubiquitous deli macaroni salad is for you. This recipe, however, takes the standard and gives it a depth and tang that makes it stand out in a crowd.
Why this recipe works:
- Boiling the pasta until very tender allows it to absorb the vinegar and dressing better; it firms up once cold so won’t taste overcooked.
- Sour cream, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, and hot sauce give this dressing more depth than the standard macaroni salad.
- Celery, shallots, and scallions give a crunchy texture.