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Monday, August 5, 2013

How to make a great Macaroni or Pasta Salad

If you are always looking for a great macaroni salad recipe or pasta salad recipe then you have found it right here today.   This macaroni confetti salad is made with elbow macaroni, roasted red peppers, black olives, dill pickles, green onions and yellow bell pepper for a smorgasbord of colors and flavors.     

This is just a gorgeous salad and perfect for any day, not just summer days. 
If you are watching those pesky little calories this is great since we used healthier elbow macaroni and an olive oil based mayonnaise.    

Confetti Salad
  • 1- 13.25 oz box of Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup of chopped roasted red peppers (canned in water)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives
  • 3 whole dill pickles chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil based mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt
1. Cook macaroni accordingly to package directions, drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain well.
2. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, celery salt,  salt and pepper.
3. In a large bowl, add the macaroni, roasted red peppers, black olives, bell pepper, green onions and dill pickles.
4. Pour in the mayonnaise mixture and gently stir until well combined.
5. Cover and place in fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
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  1. This does look delicious. I like that it has black olives in it.

  2. Pasta Salad is one of my favorite sides in the summer - I like that this is a healthier version :) Pinned it {hugs}

  3. Hi Evelyn, this recipe for macaroni salad sounds so good. I will give it a try sometime.
    Julie from

  4. This Macaroni Salad looks delicious! =)

  5. Looks like a new one for my repertoire!

  6. Evelyn, this macaroni salad looks so fresh and sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us and pinning. Hope you are having a happy week!

  7. This salad looks delicious! I found you through Adorned from Above and would love for you to come share at my From the Farm Blog Hop!

    Fresh Eggs Daily

  8. Yummy! I'm really liking pasta salad. Just made some yesterday. I used vinegar and a bit of oil for the dressing.
    Thanks for sharing, Evelyn! :)

  9. oh my I missed the meal but love how it sounds. I think I may try to copy this meal

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  10. Evelyn that looks like it is FULL of yummy flavors that I love. Pinning!!

  11. Hi Evelyn,
    This looks amazing. I love all the colors.
    Thank your for sharing your post at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Angel @

  12. Yum!!! This looks really good :) Thank you for linking up over at our Link Party, Random Recipe Round-Up


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))