Mama's Macaroni Salad

READY IN: 30mins




  • Cook macaroni according to package directions using salted water.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water to remove the starchy water and cool the pasta quickly.
  • Shake the strained to remove as much water as possible from the pasta. You want it as dry as possible but not sticking together.
  • Place in large bowl and add the veggies. (This really is best and prettiest when the veggies are diced small.).
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together- I usually put it in an empty jar with a tight fitting lid- like an old mayo jar- and shake-the kids like to do this part! (The dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in refrigerator).
  • Pour dressing over pasta and veggies and stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Refrigerate.
  • NOTE: Holidays: The red and green veggies look great at Christmastime!
  • BBQ's/Picnics: Place the bowl on top of a bowl filled with ice to keep it really cold.
  • You can use other veggies too- Great way to use up the garden goodies!