American Macaroni Salad

Jolayne Cooper


This is a simple macaroni salad developed in the Food Network Kitchens. We liked it and it was easy to make.

★★★★★ 4 votes
20 Min
10 Min
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2 c
dry elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed, and drained
1/3 c
diced celery
1/4 c
minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, drained
1 Tbsp
minced flat-leaf parsley
1/2 c
diced vine-ripened tomato (optional)
1/2 c
3/4 tsp
dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
3 Tbsp
sour cream
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, plus more to taste
freshly ground black pepper

How to Make American Macaroni Salad


  • 1In a large bowl combine the macaroni, celery, onion, parsley and tomato, if using. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sour cream and salt. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Store covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.

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About American Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #macaroni

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