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Macaroni Salad Recipe

Mix mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pickle juice to tie elements of Macaroni Salad together with a tang.

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  • PREP TIME 25 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • COOK TIME 10 mins
  • CALORIES 225 kcal
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Tuyet Pham

Tuyet Pham

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Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina

Luna Regina

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Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of and, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Reviewer
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
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  • Brittany

    This looks delicious! I would love to try this recipe out this weekend. I may even add some pickles to the recipe as well. Thank you for sharing!

    • Luna Regina

      We’d love to see how it’d turn out. Yummy!

  • Sharon

    How about we stop calling these dishes “salad”? It’s a pasta!

  • Sandra

    For some, a serving coyld be a bowl, like a meal. For others, it may be a cup. No amount is given in the article. In heneral, what is considered a serving size fpd a pasta side dish, regardless what ingredients are? i want to try this, but I could go for a bowl as a side? I’m a thin old person, but I live mac salad!

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Sandra!
      A portion of this pasta salad is about 3/4 cup, filling a small bowl. There’s a picture of what it looks like in the article, right in the “Calories” section.
      In regards to your question, we don’t have a general portion for pasta salads or side dishes in general, because this isn’t something the USDA’s dietary guidelines define. Different dishes have different portion sizes, and that’s okay.
      What differentiates a side dish from a main dish is the nutritional profile. If you’d like to go into details, our dietary guidelines can certainly give you just the answer.
      For the final question, you can have a big bowl of this salad on the side if you want, but we’d recommend that you assure the meal’s nutritional profile matches our guidelines.