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Macaroni Salad

Say goodbye to the macaroni salad you had when you were a child and say hello to this updated recipe. Dare I say it’s elevated? This macaroni salad has red cabbage, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, green onions, red onion, and parsley, plus the dressing has dijon mustard and honey. It truly is a step up from what your grandmother made. Instead of a mushy texture, this macaroni salad has structure and crunch from the added ingredients—and it’s filling. It pairs well with sandwiches, burgers, ribs, chicken—well really anything. Enjoy!

macaroni salad

Macaroni Salad

Serving: 4-6

AuthorSunshine UrbaniakCategoryTotal Time25 mins

INGREDIENTS

½ lb Elbow Pasta
3 Hard Boiled Eggs, diced
2 ½ Celery Stalks, diced
1 Carrot, shredded
¼ cup Green Onion, diced
½ cup Red Cabbage, thinly diced, optional
¼ cup Red Onion, diced
2 tbsp Parsley, minced
Dressing
½ cup Mayonaise
3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 ½ tbsp Honey
1 ½ tbsp Dijon Mustard
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1

Make the dressing first. Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

2

Cook elbow pasta just before el dente. If you haven't done so already, hard boil your eggs at the same time. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Put the pasta into the large bowl with the dressing and then add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and chill in the fridge for at least 30 min. Give it a good toss before serving.

Ingredients

 ½ lb Elbow Pasta
 3 Hard Boiled Eggs, diced
 2 ½ Celery Stalks, diced
 1 Carrot, shredded
 ¼ cup Green Onion, diced
 ½ cup Red Cabbage, thinly diced, optional
 ¼ cup Red Onion, diced
 2 tbsp Parsley, minced
Dressing
 ½ cup Mayonaise
 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
 1 ½ tbsp Honey
 1 ½ tbsp Dijon Mustard
 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper

Directions

1

Make the dressing first. Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

2

Cook elbow pasta just before el dente. If you haven't done so already, hard boil your eggs at the same time. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Put the pasta into the large bowl with the dressing and then add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and chill in the fridge for at least 30 min. Give it a good toss before serving.

Macaroni Salad

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