It's an easy 20 minute thing! Great for those fun days out! A superb blend of celery, green bell peppers, olives, and Vidalia onions! Yum!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a medium bowl, blend creamy salad dressing, cider vinegar, and milk.

  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked macaroni, celery, olives, Vidalia onion, and green bell pepper. Toss with the creamy salad dressing mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; 6.9 g protein; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 8.2 mg cholesterol; 472.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
classic and good--you have to use mayonnaise though none of that whip stuff.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2009
Fairly basic and average macaroni salad. Since the "creamy salad dressing" called for wasn't specific I used Buttermilk Ranch. I couldn't resist adding dillweed--this really needed more flavor. Read More
(18)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
classic and good--you have to use mayonnaise though none of that whip stuff.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
classic and good--you have to use mayonnaise though none of that whip stuff.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2006
First I should say that I am not really the one to be rating mac salad as I am not a fan of it. Surprisingly this is one of the few American dishes that my husband loves and when I saw there were olives in this(family owns olive orchards) I knew I had to make it for him. I followed the recipe to the 't'..down to measuring w/measuring cups. The only subs I made were red onion instead of vidallia (for color) and used both green and black olives. I also had half of a cucumber left over from some cuke sauce so I finely chopped the half small cuke and added that. I thought I had written the recipe down wrong and had omitted eggs. I have never made mac salad w/o eggs before but did not miss them. My husband loved this and I too liked it very much. It was not real sweet which is my problem w/liking mac salad....(that darned ole' sweet pickle relish). There was a nice balance of vegetable flavor; one was not too overpowering of the other. I added salt at the end because our olives come from hubby's family and are pretty heavily brined. This is the salad I will make from now on. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2009
Fairly basic and average macaroni salad. Since the "creamy salad dressing" called for wasn't specific I used Buttermilk Ranch. I couldn't resist adding dillweed--this really needed more flavor. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2011
i made this for a bbq at my house today and i think it was really good. i only made a couple small changes. i used red onion since its what i had and i used ranch for the creamy salad dressing. i also added in 2 teaspoons of minced garlic and used red bell pepper for the green. i thought this wasnt moist enough after i chilled it so i added a little more milk and it was fine. good crunch from the celery. thank you Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2003
Even though I have always hated the creamy salad dressing I used it in this recipe and it was great. I love Macaroni salad but mine never came out any good til now. I have made this several times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
This was easy fast & delicious. I used fat free mayo. I didn't have any celery so I used small jar of chopped pimento (drained) and a little extra green pepper and onion. Also added a little ground celery seed and dill. SCRUMPTUOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
This was good. I used ditalini pasta and in place of the green pepper I added two tablespoons sweet pickle relish and I also added three hard boiled eggs. It was delicious. This was really Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2004
delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
I loved this salad! I normally hate macaroni salad. This was exceptional. I loved it-without any substitutions or omissions (although Vidalia onions weren't available so we used another sweet kind of onion). Read More
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