Macaroni salad is a must at summer cookouts. This version is made with simple ingredients and similar to what you'd pick up at a deli. There's enough crunch and flavor from all the fresh veggies. The pasta and veggies are coated in a sweet and creamy dressing that has the right amount of tang to balance the flavors. A little sweeter than most salads like this, it reminds us of a Hawaiian macaroni salad. The key to the dressing is using good mayonnaise.


  • 2 c raw elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 c chopped celery
  • 1/3 c grated carrots
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 c green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 c diced pimentos


  • 1 c Best Foods/Hellmans mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c white vinegar
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp prepared, yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

See directions for jan's macaroni salad

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