HAWAIIAN POTATO SALAD

The original recipe I found said it was where Macaroni salad meets Potato salad in a Hawaiian classic.  I’ve made a few adjustments due to my mustard allergy and family likes/dislikes. I also made a couple instructional changes to make it easier to prepare.  This is the perfect accompaniment for my Aloha BBQ Pork Ribs. I make EVERYTHING without mustard due to being deathly allergic, but hubby always adds mustard in so it is up to you whether or not to add mustard.

HAWAIIAN POTATO SALAD
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, diced into bite sized potatoes
1 1/2 cups pasta shells
1 can LeSeur Peas, drained well
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 ribs celery, sliced thin
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
3 large sweet pickles, chopped
1 can crushed pineapple, drained well
Fresh ground salt and pepper

  • Add potatoes to salted boiling water, cooking until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse in cool water.
  • Add pasta to boiling water, cooking to al dente. Drain and rinse in cool water.
  • While potatoes and pasta are cooking and cooling, prepare dressing. Whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sweet pickle relish, salt and pepper.
  • Fold in pineapple, pickle pieces, red onion and grated cheese.
  • Fold in potatoes.
  • Fold in pasta.
  • Fold in peas.
  • Top with egg slices.
  • Chill 12-24 hours for best flavor.

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