Black bowl of macaroni salad with green garnish
One Tangy Ingredient Gives Macaroni Salad A Japanese Twist
To give macaroni salad a tangy twist, swap regular mayonnaise with Kewpie mayonnaise, a Japanese ingredient that has become quite popular in the U.S.
Its blend of rice, red wine, apple cider, and distilled vinegars provide tanginess, while the addition of egg yolks add a thicker texture and savory flavor profile.
To try this ingredient swap, you should be able to find Kewpie at a local Asian market, but you can also try it out using a copycat Kewpie mayo recipe.