Classic Macaroni Salad

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
Whether for a cook-out or weeknight meal, this classic dish is a real crowd-pleaser. The recipe easily doubles and it keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.
  • Course: Side Dish


  • celery stalk
  • chopped red onion
  • Cider vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • elbow macaroni
  • ground black pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • red bell pepper
  • Sea salt
  • sweet pickle relish


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions
  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.