Classic Macaroni Salad

Whether for a cook-out or weeknight meal, this classic dish is a real crowd-pleaser. The recipe easily doubles and it keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.

  • DISH TYPE
    Salad Side Dish
  • COURSE
    Pasta or Noodles
  • SERVINGS
    6
  • OCCASIONS
    Spring

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion (soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, drained)
  • 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions; drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.
  • 2
    Combine the macaroni, onion, bell pepper and celery in a large bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, relish, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the macaroni and serve.

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