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Macaroni Salad|Deli-Style Macaroni Salad|Cold Pasta Salad
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Macaroni Salad|Deli-Style Macaroni Salad|Cold Pasta Salad

This colorful macaroni salad is prepared with grated carrot, onion, bell pepper all tossed in a creamy mayonnaise-mustard dressing.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cold pasta salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 358kcal
Author bhavana


  • 1 cup cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot grated
  • 1 tablespoon spring onion
  • salt as per taste


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard ,vinegar, red chilli powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, colored pepper, carrot and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.


  1. You can add vegetables of your choices like jalapeños, celery, lettuce, zucchini, cucumber
  2. Add an extra tablespoon of mayonnaise to salad before serving if you want salad more creamy.
  3. You can also add some shredded cheese.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.65g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 18.8g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 4.07g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.73mg