Best Macaroni Salad Recipe

OK this may not be the best macaroni salad recipe but it's up there in my top ten!  This is a great dish for those outdoor events that involve sunshine and paper plates.

There is no meat in this salad but I have used some vegetables, canned olives and parmesan cheese.

You can always add some other vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds etc. if you want to spruce it up a bit.

If you don't care for the dressing shown here you can always add your favorite bottled one instead.

Just add a little bit at a time, mixing it into the salad until the desired consistency is reached. 

Macaroni salad with olives, vegetables and parmesan cheese.


2 cups macaroni noodles
1 celery stick-thin sliced
1 tomato-seeded and chopped
1/2 bell pepper-chopped
1 2oo ml can sliced olives
1/2 cup parmesan cheese


2 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. sour cream
3 tbsp sushi vinegar
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. sugar(optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Add macaroni noodles to salted boiling water. You want the pasta to be cooked but firm(el dente) so watch closely and don't overcook. 5-7 minutes is the approx. cooking time.

While noodles are cooking chop vegetables and add to a large bowl.

When cooked place noodles in a colander and rinse with cold water. When cool add to bowl as well.

Mix dressing and taste to assure good flavour. Add to salad, mix well and transfer it to a smaller bowl if desired. Cover and refrigerate.

This salad will taste better if it is allowed to sit for a few hours to blend the flavours.

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