Tangy Macaroni Salad

    2 hours 25 minutes

    If you like tart flavours you'll love this macaroni salad at your next bbq or potluck. it has onion, gherkin, mustard and apple cider vinegar.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 cups dry macaroni
    • 3/4 cup celery, diced
    • 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
    • 60g jarred roasted red peppers, drained and diced
    • 1 medium sweet gherkin, diced
    • 3/4 cup creamy salad dressing
    • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 hard-boiled eggs, diced

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours25min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the macaroni, celery, sweet onion, roasted peppers and gherkin. In a separate bowl, mix the salad dressing, mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir dressing into the macaroni mixture. Fold in the eggs. Chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

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    Wonderful flavor without being too overwhelming. Rather than a sweet gherkin, I used chopped dill pickles. It is also good with tuna & peas as well as chopped ham. My family and guests love this salad. I have  -  01 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Looks like I'm rating my own recipe ... but I just want everyone to know that this dressing also works perfectly with potatoes for potato salad! I just made it yesterday and it tastes great. I took 4 russet potatoes, peeled & diced, boiled them in salted water just until they gave when pierced with a fork, then drained them and let them cool before following with the rest of the recipe. Even though it was good slightly warm, I think it tastes best when you let the flavors marry overnight before serving.  -  14 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the best salad I've ever had. We enjoyed this at a Memorial Day cook-out and it was the hit of the meal! Everyone loved it.  -  02 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)