The vinegar and cheese help to make this a unique macaroni salad.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • In a large bowl, combine pasta and vinegar. Mix well and allow to sit 15-20 minutes.

  • Add cheese, peppers, celery, green onions, tomatoes, mayonnaise and seasonings. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

446.6 calories; 8.8 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 33.7 mg cholesterol; 354.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2005
I made this salad for a family birthday party and it was a HUGE hit! I added some grated carrots to the recipe and it was a great compliment to the other veggies. Also I cut the tomatoes into quarters and it added lots of colour to the salad. My mom said she will never be able to buy macaroni salad again from a store again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2005
OK - I thought it was a bit bland but still decent. I think I would have liked the cheese in chunks better. I found a bottle of Beau Monde that said it had onion powder celery seed & salt so I just used a mixture of that. But from all the comments about the Beau Monde "made it " I have to wonder if this was correct. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2005
I made this salad for a family birthday party and it was a HUGE hit! I added some grated carrots to the recipe and it was a great compliment to the other veggies. Also I cut the tomatoes into quarters and it added lots of colour to the salad. My mom said she will never be able to buy macaroni salad again from a store again. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2005
I made this salad for a family birthday party and it was a HUGE hit! I added some grated carrots to the recipe and it was a great compliment to the other veggies. Also I cut the tomatoes into quarters and it added lots of colour to the salad. My mom said she will never be able to buy macaroni salad again from a store again. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
This has become a favorite in my household. We add a tad more cheese--ok alot but we LOVE cheese. I also have to credit the author for my learning to make Beau Monde seasoning, but that's another story! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
I will be making this tonight. I had never heard of Beau Monde, so I looked it up. Got a recipe too. I think I will make mine. Here is the one that I found. Recipe for Beau Monde Seasoning Salt: 1 tablespoon ground cloves 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon ground bay leaf 1 tablespoon ground allspice 2 tablespoons ground pepper 1 tablespoon ground white pepper 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 teaspoon celery seed In a small mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients. Pour into a tightly closed jar and store in a cool, dry place. Yields approximately 9 tablespoons. With all the great reviews, I can't wait. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2005
Great pasta salad. I don't like a strong vinegar taste so I almost left it out. I'm glad I didn't because the salad was great! Kids loved it too! I'lldefinitely keep this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2003
This was REALLY Great!! I couldn't find Beau Monde seasoning to save my life though...so I used dried tarragon. (I have ordered some Beau Monde seasoning from an online store so I am dying to try this the way it was supposed to be made) Crunchy and great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2005
I thought this was really good. I made it exactly as written and I think next time I would try cucumbers or peas instead of peppers but that is personal preference. The dressing is very good and I think that's because of the Beau Monde. I made this salad as a side to barbeque ribs and it was an awesome summer Saturday night supper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2005
I made this for our neighborhood 4th of July party. I had to make a large amount so I simply adjusted the measurements accordingly...in other words I "eyeballed" alot of ingredients! I used frozen peas which I just simply thawed instead of bell pepper as suggested. This salad was the first to go! Everyone raved about it. Thanks Sally for a great and simple recipe. The cider vinegar and beau monde seasoning are the hidden secrets to this great salad! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2005
OK - I thought it was a bit bland but still decent. I think I would have liked the cheese in chunks better. I found a bottle of Beau Monde that said it had onion powder celery seed & salt so I just used a mixture of that. But from all the comments about the Beau Monde "made it " I have to wonder if this was correct. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2003
I have made this recipe twice and received rave reviews both times. The vinegar gives this salad a refreshing "tang." Definately try this! Read More
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