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Mom's Macaroni Salad

Rated as 4.05 out of 5 Stars

"This is the salad my Mom has always made for us. It is zippy yet almost sweet. It is not the traditional creamy style but is made with a vinaigrette instead. It never hangs around very long at our place!"
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Ingredients

servings 252
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water
  2. In a small bowl mix sugar, parsley, vinegar, salt, oil, dried mustard, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  3. Combine onions, tomato and cucumber with macaroni. Pour dressing over noodles. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 252 calories; 6.1 44.8 5.5 0 203 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This salad was a hit both times I made it. The second time I made some chages that I think made it better: I used a pint of grape tomatoes cut in half, 1 red onion, and a green pepper. It gav...

Most helpful critical review

too acidic

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This salad was a hit both times I made it. The second time I made some chages that I think made it better: I used a pint of grape tomatoes cut in half, 1 red onion, and a green pepper. It gav...

I have served this salad many times, and always get asked for the recipe. It's a wonderful salad. The only thing I do different is that I substitute Tri Colored Rotini for the macaroni, and if...

This was a nice change from the mayo type macaroni salad. I had something similar to it in a restaurant and it was very tasty. I've made it a couple of times and will keep the recipe to make it ...

I really really liked this salad. I usually like a creamy salad, but couldn't find a recipe I liked, so I settled with this one and was really satisfied with it!! I don't like sweet salads, an...

Wow!! I really like this salad. It is lighter and more flavorful than the mayo versions. After reading what some of the other reviews were, I cut the sugar to a half a cup. I also used celery...

I MADE MACARONI SALAD FOR MY HUSBAND'S 30TH B-DAY IN OCTOBER AND NOW EVERY PARTY I GO TO SOMEONE ASKS ME TO BRING THE MACARONI SALAD. IT IS A GREAT SIDE . MY MOTHER USED THE RECIPE FOR XMAS AND ...

This has become a family favorite and my daughter will be making this for our Christmas family get together this year. I had to look it up again to print out a copy for her so thought I would le...

Made this for a recent party and tripled the recipe, except I only used about 3/4 C. Sugar total, and adjusted the vegetable amounts. Added sliced black olives, diced red and green peppers, and...

We really enjoyed this. I ended up trying this at the last minute since I had made Kim's Macaroni Salad (on this site) and realized that Kim's would be way to spicy for many, especially childre...