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Macaroni Salad
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Traditional Macaroni Salad

Easy and delicious Macaroni Salad
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword macaroni salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 277kcal
Author Olya


  • 8 oz elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup bell peppers (yellow and red, chopped)
  • ½ cup celery (chopped)

Mayo Based Dressing

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 teaspoons distilled vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)


  • Cook elbow macaroni noodles according to your package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl and drizzle olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking.
  • Chop yellow and red pepper and celery. Add them to the bowl with macaroni. Set aside.

Mayo based dressing

  • In a medium size bowl combine mayonnaise, spicy mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and whisk well.
  • Pour dressing over macaroni salad ingredients and toss until combined. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.6mg