The Ultimate Macaroni Salad

The Ultimate Macaroni Salad


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About this recipe: This is a delicious vegetarian pasta that's a cinch to make. Macaroni is tossed with onion, roasted red peppers, dill pickles, green peppers, cheese, olives and eggs in a mayonnaise dressing. Any leftovers can be popped into packed lunches.


Makes: 8 - 10 servings

  • 450g macaroni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 250g mayonnaise
  • 75g chopped onion
  • 75g sliced roasted red peppers, drained
  • 75g chopped dill pickles
  • 75g chopped green pepper
  • 6 slices cheese, such as Kraft singles, cut into 1.25cm pieces
  • 125g pitted olives
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until tender, 6-8 minutes depending on size. Drain and set aside.
  2. Stir the vinegar and mayonnaise together in a bowl until thoroughly blended.
  3. Combine the cooked macaroni, onions, roasted red peppers, pickles, peppers, cheese, olives and eggs in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise mixture and toss gently to coat ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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