Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

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  • 8

    oz uncooked macaroni, elbow-variety

  • tsp table salt, or to taste (for cooking pasta)

  • ½

    cup(s) reduced-calorie mayonnaise

  • 1

    Tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1

    tsp Dijon mustard

  • ½

    tsp garlic powder

  • 1

    cup(s) celery, chopped

  • cup(s) red onion(s), finely chopped

  • 2

    Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped

  • ¼

    tsp table salt, or to taste

  • tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste


Cook macaroni in salted water according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder; stir mixture into cooked macaroni. Fold in celery, onion and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.


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