Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

What would summer, or anytime really, be without macaroni salad? The variations are endless, but this one is my favorite. I hope you will give it a try and enjoy it as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix gently.
  3. Cover and place in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Delicious macaroni salad with a great selection of ingredients, I liked the addition of the black olives, I used sliced Calamata olives. I did replace the red onion with scallions as that is what I had on hand. This will go into my summer salad rotation and be made often. Thanks! Made for the "Down on the Farm" Photo Tag 2012.

Papa D 1946-2012 May 14, 2012

Wonderful is all I can say. I am not a big fan of macaroni salad but this one is great and will be my "go to" in the future. I did use whole wheat elbow macaroni and green olives in place of the black as my husband doesn't care for black olives plus that is what I had on hand. Moving this to my "Tried & True" file.

TXOLDHAM March 04, 2010

Well this is now "my favorite macaroni salad" too! Easy to put together, and the taste is absolutely delish! I followed this exactly except added green olives instead of black ones. Other then that, followed to a tee. A must try in the summer, (even though I made in the dull-drums of winter!) I promise you had better make more ~ cause' you will keep sneaking some just for yourself. Loved it! March 2010

Andi of Longmeadow Farm March 01, 2010