Macaroni salad

This Filipino classic is served at just about every occasion says Spinneys operations manager Elmira Pelovello...
Macaroni salad
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Macaroni salad
Elmira Pelovello
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Elmira Pelovello
March 03, 2020
Level Easy
Preparation Time 15 minutes (plus refrigeration time)
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Serves 6-8
PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Elmira Pelovello


450g elbow macaroni, uncooked
450g spinneysFOOD Farm Fresh Chicken Breast Fillets, cubed
1 large spinneysFOOD Carrot, peeled and diced
1 cup turkey ham, cubed
1 cup spinneysFOOD Mild White Cheddar Cheese, cubed
1 x 400g tinned pineapple, finely chopped
122g sweet pickle relish
145g raisins
125ml condensed milk
375ml mayonnaise
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Fine Pepper to taste
3-4 boiled eggs, peeled and sliced


  • 1

    In a pot of salted boiling water add the macaroni and cook for about 10 minutes or until al dente.

  • 2

    Drain and rinse under cold running water until completely cool, then set aside.

  • 3

    Boil the chicken cubes in a pot of water for approximately 10-15 minutes or until cooked.

  • 4

    Drain the water from the chicken and allow to completely cool. Set aside.

  • 5

    Blanch the diced carrot in a fresh pot of water, boiling for approximately 30 seconds.

  • 6

    Remove from the water and plunge into an ice bath until completely cool. Drain and set aside.

  • 7

    In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.

  • 8

    Season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate for about 30-50 minutes to allow the flavours to emerge.

  • 9

    Serve topped with the sliced eggs.


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