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Festive Macaroni Salad Recipe

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By Capper's Farmer Archives | Jul 10, 2017

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Festive and colorful macaroni salad is a great side dish for a potluck or summer barbecue.
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  • 8 to 10 servings

    SERVINGS

    Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1-1⁄2 cups diced green bell pepper or sliced celery
  • 1⁄4 cup julienned carrots or sliced radishes
  • 1⁄4 cup sliced black olives, optional
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley, optional
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Boil macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix together macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, and carrots. Add black olives and chopped parsley, if using.
  • In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, celery seeds, salt, and pepper, and blend well.
  • Pour mayonnaise mixture over macaroni mixture, and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend and mellow. Stir well before serving.
Published on Jul 10, 2017