Tangy Macaroni Salad

Tangy Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Judith Hickman


I seldom enjoy macaroni salad. All those I've eaten are either to sticky or too bland, or both. I think macaroni salad, and potato salad as well, should help moisten your mouth when eating a sandwich, so I like mine "loose". At a church potluck, the minister complimented me, saying this is the only macaroni salad she liked. People who do not like vinegar or moist salads will not like this.

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 or 6 people...makes 5 cups
15 Min
10 Min


1 c
1 cup of mayo or light mayo, not salad dressing.
2 Tbsp
vinegar, white vinegar best.
1 Tbsp
prepared mustard, yellow or brown
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 c
finely chopped green or red bell pepper
1/4 c
finely chopped onion
8 oz
elbow macaroni (cook and drain it)

How to Make Tangy Macaroni Salad


  • 1Boil a few quarts of water. when boiling, add 8 oz. of elbow macaroni.
  • 2In the meanwhile finely chop the bell peppers and onions. Set aside.
  • 3Combine the first six ingredients to make the dressing.
  • 4Drain the macaroni and toss to rid from water.
  • 5In a large bowl, stir in all ingredients,cover and chill.

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About Tangy Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy