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Macaroni Salad

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Summertime macaroni salad with extra veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Macaroni
  • 3 whole Carrots
  • 1 cup Peas, Fresh Or Frozen
  • 1 whole Yellow Pepper, Diced
  • 1 whole Small Vidalia Onion, Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Dill
  • 2 pinches Cajun Spice Or Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Celery Salt, Or More To Taste
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ¾ cups Mayonnaise, More Or Less To Taste

Preparation

Cook macaroni according to box directions.

Grate or shred carrots (if I have zucchini in the fridge I will grate that as well). Add all veggies to a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except macaroni and mayo. The veggie mixture should taste too salty at this point.

Drain macaroni and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain well. Add to veggies.

Add mayo until desired consistency.

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Caitlin on 9.24.2010

Do you think I could substitute Greek yogurt for the mayo reasonably successfully? This sounds amazing!

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heidihj on 9.15.2010

I made this salad the other day. It tasted great. Thanks.

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therealannabell on 8.24.2010

Just added to my recipe box. Love Macaroni Salad!! Thanks!

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javagirl54 on 8.23.2010

I just finished making this salad and it turned out excellent! I finally found the perfect macaroni salad! TFS!

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KrisG on 10.19.2011

I brought this to a picnic last weekend and it was a huge hit. I had to modify it slightly due to what I had on hand. I omitted the cayenne, and substituted cucumber for the yellow pepper and apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar. Really yummy!!!

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fudgey on 6.14.2011

This is the best pasta salad ever! I added zucchini, cucumber, and tomato. No matter what you add you can’t go wrong with this recipe! Thanks!

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john1874 on 12.27.2010

My husband loves it, and asks me to make it any time I ask him what he wants with dinner.

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laurainthecountry on 8.27.2010

fantastic!! i included a shredded zucchini, reduced the carrots to 2 shredded, and substituted edamame for peas…kept everything else the same!! very satisfying and healthy too!

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thesweetest on 8.23.2010

Can’t wait to make this- it’s exactly what we’ve been needing with this heat wave!

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