Fresh 'n' Tasty Macaroni Salad

"Classic summertime bbq food! But I can imagine this easily at other times of the year as an alternate to cole slaw, and as a nice side for deli sandwiches!"
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  • 2 12 cups cooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 2 hard-cooked egg whites, chopped
  • 12 cup diced celery
  • 12 medium onion, chopped
  • 14 cup chopped bell pepper, mixed red and green
  • 13 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 14 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 12 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Chill before serving.

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  1. ciao4293
    This was a fabulous macaroni salad! My family is usually not very fond of mac salad, they'd rather have potato, but they devoured it with ooh's and ahh's! Definitely one to keep and make again and again! The pickle relish added such a nice flavor. I added the yolks from the eggs as well, and cut the onion by half, because of family preference. This was so good---you've gotta try it!
  2. Teresa M
    We really enjoyed this, outstanding flavor! Aptly-named, Very fresh n' tasty, plus really colorful with the combination of the tomatoes, red & green peppers and celery. I also used the egg yolks. We'll be making this one again too, thank-you Sue!
  3. Alecia Pearl
    I've tried probably four other macaroni salad recipes before this one with mixed opinions. My husband said this was his favorite and my three year old who can be picky enjoyed it as well. This one is a keeper for me.
  4. Katie224
    This turned out really well. I omitted the eggs, used light mayo, and substituted celery salt for the regular salt.
  5. sbera007
    I have never made macaroni salad before. This was really good. I was worried it would be bland, but all the veggies came together to make it very refreshing. Thanks! UPDATE: I have made this several times now and have tweaked it a little. I double the peppers and sub 1/4 tsp. onion powder for onion. I also like to add a tbsp. of honey mustard. This is definitely my go to macaroni salad recipe. Thanks again!!


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