Tangy Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Tangy Macaroni Salad

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)


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.

About this Recipe

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