Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Warmer weather is FINALLY here and Memorial Day is right around the corner which mean I get to share some of my favorite picnic recipes with you πŸ™‚

You can never go wrong with a macaroni salad – many people buy it by the tub at Costco – but little do they know it tastes so much better to make your own – plus it is SUPER easy to make — the hardest part is cooking the pasta ( no lie)

The secret to my Macaroni salad is….. is…… is……..

Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe

The mixture of sugar and white distilled vinegar — there is a great balance between the two which create a lovely tangy macaroni salad — to make this dish gluten free simple use gluten free pasta – I love barilla gluten free pasta for this purpose

Now for the mayo I go for the full fat and all the goodness – you can try light but I find it really takes away from the flavor

Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe

There is also mustard in the mix for my macaroni salad — just to give it some more tang πŸ™‚ My dad ended up having 3 helpings after we made it

My dad never has three helpings of anything…. well maybe chocolate. Chocolate and my pasta salad that is IT!

This recipe makes enough for 6

Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe



  • 1½ Cups of uncooked macaroni
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar
  • ⅓ Cup of Mayo
  • ¼ Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Mustard
  • ½ Tsp of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • ¼ Cup of Onion - FINELY Diced
  • 1 Stalk of Celery Chopped
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper - Chopped
  • Optional - 3 pimento pepper chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box
  2. In a large bowl - whisk all the ingredients ( except the pasta together)
  3. Once the pasta is fully cooked - drain the water. Rinse the pasta under VERY cold water for a minute or two
  4. Pour the pasta into the bowl with the mix - fold the pasta till it well combined
  5. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  6. Enjoy