Ree’s Mexican Macaroni Salad | Food Network

Ree adds a twist to a picnic favorite with her Mexican Macaroni Salad. It’s like taco dip met pasta salad and fell in love (and we’re NOT complaining!)

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Mexican Macaroni Salad
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
Total: 1 hr
Active: 30 min
Yield: 12 servings
Level: Easy


1 pound elbow macaroni
Vegetable oil, for oiling grill
2 ears corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup finely chopped black olives
6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, finely diced

1 cup jarred salsa
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the salad: Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.

Heat an indoor grill and brush with oil. Cook the ears of corn, turning, until browned and cooked through. Cut the kernels off the cobs.

Put the corn in a big bowl with the black beans, olives, tomatoes, green onions and red onions and toss to combine.

For the dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together the salsa, sour cream, mayonnaise, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the salad ingredients and fold together until everything is coated. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Serve chilled.

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32 Replies to “Ree’s Mexican Macaroni Salad | Food Network”

  1. She's filming a recipe and all she had waa kalamata olives??..she is posting a Mexican salad not a greek one..she's smart enough to know to get regular black olives..

  2. She lost me with olives which are not a real Mexican food. And jarred salsa with the result of a “PINK” dressing? Blech!! Get some diced red and green bell peppers, or a good poblano pepper diced, use the red onion with some green tomatillos and jalapeños and make a real salsa verde to go over the salad mix. Leave the jarred salsa and sour cream on the side for the burgers or baked potatoes 🥔

  3. How is that Mexican? Because of the black beans and corn? So it's Greek too because of the olives? Guarantee you'll never see this "Mexican" dish in Mexico.

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