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Homemade Macaroni Salad Recipe

Having a summer cookout or maybe just need an easy side dish for dinner? This homemade macaroni salad recipe is easy and delish! It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword side dish, bbq, summer, pasta, garden fresh
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Celery Stalks Diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Cup Carrots Shredded
  • 1/3 Cup Relish optional
  • 1 lb Elbow Pasta can use gluten-free
  • 1 Cup Red Onion Diced
  • 2 Tsp Dill
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise can use light
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Boil noodles as directed on package. Rinse with cold water, then drain. 

  2. Add celery, red onion, carrots, bell pepper and relish on the noodle in a large bowl. Toss well. 

  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup mix together vinegar, mustard, and mayonnaise. Mix well then add in dill, salt, and pepper and make sure it is mixed in. 

  4. Fold the sauce mixture into the pasta. Be sure to coat the salad well.  

  5. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.