Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Put the flavor of Ono  into this backyard barbecue and cookout favorite-  Hawaiian macaroni  salad with the edge of the Pacific Rim.
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

 Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Give your food the flavor of “Ono” (Hawaiian for good tasting & delicious!) at your next barbecue, picnic or cookout with this delicious variation on traditional macaroni salad.

It’s after Easter and of course I still had a little ham! As well, pineapples suddenly seem to be very inexpensive at the marketplace. Ideas began to spring to use these together to make a nice prepped salad, which I like to have at least one of at all times during warmer weather, be it macaroni salad, potato salad, slaw or other more exotic chilled salads. I find they come in very handy as an extra side for dinner, make easy work of lunch when paired with a sandwich, and of course, a cold salad is always welcome at any family barbecue. Just remember to keep the salads with mayo and eggs chilled when setting on a table or buffet. One easy idea is to nest a slightly larger bowl with the salad over a slightly smaller bowl filled with ice, stacked together. Just make sure your top bowl won’t sink into melting ice.

And as always, I do hope you enjoy!


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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill 2 hrs
Course Salads
Cuisine United States
Servings 6


  • 4 ounces uncooked macaroni
  • 4 ounces smoked ham diced
  • 1-1/2 ounces mild cheddar cheese diced
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced pimientos
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions then rinse and drain.
  • Stir together remaining ingredients with cooked macaroni and refrigerate several hours before serving for best flavor.
Keyword Hawaiian
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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

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8 responses

  1. LOVED this, in capitals LOL So good, I made it with gluten free elbow macaronis. I’l be making this again, it’s too good. Thanks for sharing! Made it for the For Your Consideration Game.

  2. I love this! It is one of my features at Treasure Box Tuesday tonight! Thank you for linking up with us! 🙂

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