Monday, July 21, 2014

Macaroni Salad

I have a soft spot for side dishes.
They complete a meal, they brighten a plate, they tantalize your taste buds.

You can serve the same side with different meals and it seems brand new.

This macaroni salad was made to go with some grilled chicken. The next day, as we were visiting friends, I brought the leftovers to have with the pizza I knew we were ordering.

Two completely different meals, yet this salad paired perfectly. Love, love, love side dishes!


½ Lb elbow macaroni (cooked and drained)

⅓  Cup green pepper (chopped)

½ Cup celery (chopped)

8 oz roasted red peppers (chopped)

¼ Cup parsley (chopped)

1 Small carrot (grated)

1 Small onion (chopped)

2 Hard boiled eggs (chopped)

1 Tsp sweet relish

Dressing Mixture:

½ Pint Miracle Whip dressing

½ Tsp Gulden’s mustard


1. Mix dressing mixture

2. Add chopped vegetables to dressing mixture
3. Gradually add cooked elbow macaroni


Yeah, I didn't have a small carrot. I got to grate baby carrots. It was awesome. 

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  1. What a great idea! I need to make some yummy macaroni salad for m family... Pinning!! :)
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. Saw your recipe at the yuck stops here linky party and just had to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Saw this on Sweet Haute Linky Party! Looks delicious:)

  4. I will have to make this for my husband he loves pasta salad. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  5. Macaroni salad really is the ultimate summer side dish, no? Love it. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. Of all the salads out there, macaroni salad is one of my all-time faves! Thanks for sharing.

  7. This looks very good. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  8. I love macaroni salad yet I've never made it before. I love the ingredients you've used here, especially the Miracle Whip! Pinning so I can make this soon!!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  9. I love, love, love macaroni salad! Yours sounds delish! I have stumbled and pinned. Thanks so much for joining us again on The Yuck Stops Here, I'm always so happy to see you! Can't wait to see you again next week. HUGS

  10. I am the same way with side dishes! I would love to have you link it up to my Feature Friday Link Palooza!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  11. Yum! I haven't had macaroni salad in a long time. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Your co-host from Creative Style Linkup ~~April~~

  12. Love those versatile side dishes - do the work once and reap the rewards multiple times! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  13. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)