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Add some smoky flavors to your macaroni salad. (Photo: Mark Shaw.)

Welcome to Macaroni Salad Week! With Memorial Day just around the corner, we're searching the far corners of the earth for the perfect barbecue sides. Macaroni salad recipes are a dime a dozen (mayo, uh…mayo…) so every day this week, we're injecting new life into the same ol' same ol', with recipes perfected in the Food Republic Test Kitchen deep in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

First up, a macaroni salad inspired by the patty pride of New Mexico: green chile cheeseburgers. The combination of grassy, smoky poblanos and tangy cheddar strikes a decidedly non-mayo and chopped celery balance, and feels right at home next to slightly charred meat hot off the grill.