|Main ingredients||Macaroni, usually mayonnaise, onions, pickles, celery|
Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold made with cooked elbow macaroni and usually prepared with mayonnaise.  Much like potato salad or coleslaw in its use, it is often served as a side dish to barbecue, fried chicken, or other picnic style dishes.  Like any dish, national and regional variations abound  but generally it is prepared with raw diced onions, dill or sweet pickles and celery and seasoned with salt and pepper. 
In the Philippines, macaroni salad has a mildly sweet flavor. It is sometimes consumed during holidays such as Christmas and New Years day.  Chicken is sometimes used in the dish.  It is served in parties and gatherings.
In the United States, macaroni salad has been described as a " deli staple".  In Hawaii, macaroni salad is a popular staple in plate lunches.  In Puerto Rico macaroni salad may contain mayonnaise, mustard, canned tuna or bits of Spam, onions, Cubanelle peppers and pimentos.
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