Classic Macaroni Salad

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

  • Yield:

    6 Servings

  • Cuisine:


  • Course:

    Side Dish


8 ounces elbow macaroni
1/4 cup chopped red onion, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, drained
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions; drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.
  2. Combine the macaroni, onion, bell pepper and celery in a large bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, relish, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the macaroni and serve.