Fifteen Minute Macaroni & Salmon Salad

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"This tasty macaroni salad recipe gets you out of the kitchen fast! Couldn't be easier - just dump salmon, peas, and onions in a large bowl, and mix with mayonnaise and seasoning. Equally as delicious with canned chicken or tuna."
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2 h 20 m servings 470 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 470 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water until cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together macaroni, peas and onions, salmon, and mayonnaise. Season with onion powder, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Cover, and refrigerate 2 hours, or until well-chilled.


  • Notes
  • If canned peas and onions are not available in your area, substitute a thawed 10 ounce package of frozen peas and pearl onions.
  • You may want to reserve some of the mayonnaise to be incorporated after refrigeration to avoid drying out. Mix in remainder just before serving.


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So fast and so easy. I loved this recipe, as did the "FUSSY" people in my household who won't eat macaroni salads because of the "too crunchy" onion, green pepper or celery, found in most macaro...

I used this recipe as a guideline to making "Plain" Macaroni Salad. I made a few changes and omitted the salmon, so all in all it was pretty good. Maybe would be better if I followed the recipe....

Terrible. Way too much may. Frozen peas might make it pallatable...I wouldnt waste your time on this one though.

Making just a couple common sense adjustments to suit our preferences - reducing the mayo to about a cup and using thawed frozen baby peas and fresh chopped scallions instead of the canned peas/...

Wayyyy too much mayo.

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