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MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER

If you are looking for a delicious macaroni salad, I am so glad you are here.  I am going to share some of my secrets. 

This Macaroni Salad is perfect for a picnic or cookout.  

To make this fabulous macaroni salad, you will need elbow macaroni, hard boiled eggs, red onion, celery, mayo, salt, pepper, celery salt, sweet relish, and my secret ingredient honey mustard.

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HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER Super Delicious Side Disn Easy Recipe

I remember eating this Macaroni Salad at family gatherings and picnics growing up.  I still enjoy it at picnics and cookouts.  If I have a picnic or barbecue, my family loves what I call “Picnic Comfort Foods.”   These recipes include Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese, pasta salads (see below), and this comforting Macaroni Salad.  My youngest daughter, Diana, says, “I love it better than Macaroni & Cheese.”  I caught my 17-year-old son eating it for breakfast.  He enjoys it too.

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What is in this Macaroni Salad?

My family loves this combination of Macaroni, hard-cooked eggs, celery, mayonnaise, honey mustard, purple onion, pickle relish, celery salt, plus salt and pepper.  It is delicious!  Typically, you will find this salad made with a lot more, maybe even double, the mayonnaise that I use.  I use 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 cup honey mustard which I think binds everything together without drenching it.  I love hard-cooked eggs, and they go perfectly with this Macaroni Salad, so I use six of them.  The celery and the purple onion add flavor and crunch.  

Everything works together to make this great tasting Easy Macaroni Picnic Salad.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER
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Macaroni Picnic Salad

If You Are Looking For A Delicious Macaroni Salad, I Am So Glad You Are Here. I Am Going To Share Some Of My Secrets.
This Macaroni Salad is perfect for a picnic or cookout. I recently updated this post with a video. Be sure to see the step by step instructions in the video below.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree/Pasta, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Side Dishes, Easter Sides, pasta, pasta salad, salad, side dish
Servings: 10
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni according to the package.
  • Slice the hard boiled eggs.
  • Dice the purple onion.
  • Chop the celery, fine
  • Mix the mayo, honey mustard, salt, pepper, and celery salt.
  • Add the mayo mixture to the macaroni, eggs, onion, and celery.
  • Cover and Refrigerate.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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HOW TO MAKE BEST TASTING MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER

21 thoughts on “MACARONI SALAD FOR SUMMER”

  1. 5 stars
    I used this recipe. I used ditalini for the pasta and did not have celery on hand. I was skeptical of the honey mustard dressing, however I was pleasantly surprised!! This is the best macaroni salad!!!!! I brought for a festivity at work and was a big hit!! Thank you!

    • Kathy,

      Thank you for trying my Macaroni salad recipe and stopping by to leave me a comment. I am thrilled it turned out delicious for you and was a hit at your event.
      You will never know how much I appreciate your kind words.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  2. Can you please put the written directions for the macaroni salad back on the post?
    It’s my husband’s favorite and the video will not load and today I went to make it for him at his request and am having to combine 2 recipes and hope I got your correct. Super sad day in my kitchen. Or please send me the recipe via email.
    Thank you

    • Nicole,

      I am really glad your husband loves this macaroni salad. Thank you for stopping by and letting me know you could not find the recipe. My Macaroni Salad recipe post is long. It is split into two pages. Here is a direct link but when you are on my blog use the ARROWS at the top and bottom of each post. It will take you to the next page.

      Here is a direct link. //recipesforourdailybread.com/macaroni-picnic-salad/2/
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
      ouramericantravels.com

    • Erica,

      Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Macaroni Salad recipe. I hope you get to make it. It is really delicious. I am guessing around 12 servings. I hope this helps.

      Many thanks for your support,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
      ouramericantravels.com

    • Martie,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread to see my Macaroni Salad recipe. I hope you get a chance to try it. It is extremely flavorful and goes with everything.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. This is such a great recipe Diane. I make macaroni a lot for my family even on a regular day. They don’t like onions in it but I do. I also add in cream to lessen the sourness of mayo, carrot chunks, plenty of raisins (I love its color and sweetness) and some shredded chicken breasts. We feast on it on regular meals, as a snack and sandwich filling.

  4. Summer and picnics go hand and hand and so does a good Macaroni Salad. This one looks great! Thanks for another delicious recipe to put in my favorites. Blessings…Shari

    • Shari,

      I like this Macaroni Salad because I can fix it a head of time. It is delicious, quick, and very easy to make.

      Blessings and have a wonderful Memorial weekend!
      Diane Roark

  5. Looks delicious and just in time for the long, holiday weekend now! Have a great one and hope you guys get to enjoy it 🙂

    • Janine,

      My daughter love Macaroni and this Macaroni salad is one of her favorite foods. I like it because I can prepare it a head of time and it can be in the refrigerator and ready. YES!
      Have a Super Memorial Day weekend. I loved the Swimming Pool Safety post.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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