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View from above on the Macaroni Salad bowl, with creamy dressing.

Macaroni Salad

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Cold
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This creamy Macaroni Salad is made with an easy homemade dressing, filled with the best flavors, and a 15 minute meal. No one can tell it is vegan. You can be sure even the pickiest kids will happily eat a second or third plate.


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Ingredients

For the salad:
  • 4 cups macaroni cooked (use gf, if needed)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 pickles, finely chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste
For the Macaroni Salad Dressing:
  • 1.5 cups vegan mayo
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice from the jar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine pickle juice, vegan mayo, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried dill, and mustard. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and mix with a spatula until well combined, set a side.
  2. Next add cooked macaroni, diced onions, bell pepper, shredded carrots and celery to a large bowl. Mix with the prepared dressing and serve immediately in bowls or on plates.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 612
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 476 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: pasta sald, macaroni salad, lunch, dinner, meal prep