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classic macaroni salad

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

A classic macaroni salad recipe that will remind you of the one your grandmother made!


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni cooked
  • 3 hardboiled eggs diced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Green onions or parsley for garnish optional


  1. To a large bowl add cooked and drained pasta, eggs, celery, red bell pepper and onion.
  2. In a small bowl combine the relish, mayonnaise, pickle juice, sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add to the dressing to the macaroni and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

Add additional salt and pepper to taste and garnish with green onions or parsley (optional).

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms