classic macaroni salad recipe
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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

This is a recipe for Classic Macaroni Salad.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Macaroni Salad
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups Lady's Choice Mayonnaise
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced carrot
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 4 tablespoons distilled or white vinegar
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons mustard powder
  • 4 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 5 quarts water for boiling macaroni


  • Pour water into a cooking pot. Let boil.
  • Add 2 teaspoons salt and then put-in the elbow macaroni. Continue to boil for 6 minutes.
  • Drain the water and add cold water into the pot. Let is stay for 3 minutes and then drain. Set the macaroni aside.
  • Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard powder, ground black pepper, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the minced vegetables (onion, carrot, celery, and bell peppers). Fold the mixture until blended.
  • Add the macaroni. Continue to fold until all the ingredients are well blended.
  • Cover the bowl. Refrigerate the macaroni salad for at least 3 hours.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve cold.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g