Author: Simple Foodie

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

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Servings: 6

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Macaroni Salad. A classic picnic sidedish that can be served any day of the week for lunch or dinner. Great flavors and great textures. The celery gives it that bit of needed crunch.


salt 2 Tbsps
water 5 cups enough to cover macaroni
macaroni 2 1/3 cups
mayonnaise 2/3 cup
Dijon mustard 1/4 cup
sugar 1 1/2 Tbsps
lemon juice 2 Tbsps
celery stalk 4 thinly chopped
green onion 2 thinly chopped
bread-and-butter pickles 1 1/3 cups drained and thinly chopped
pimiento 1/2 lb drained & diced


  1. In a stockpot add the salt and water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the macaroni and cook until al dente.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sugar, and lemon juice.
  4. Drain the macaroni and rinse under cold water.
  5. In a large bowl combine the macaroni, celery, green onion, bread-and-butter pickles, and pimientos.
  6. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture and mix well.
  7. Allow to chill for one hour in the refrigerator before serving.