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Mac Salad

The best mac salad recipe I could find online via: .
Prep Time1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 cups


  • 8 oz Some kind of noodle (macaroni is typical)
  • 3/4 cup Diced Red Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Thinly sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup Red Onion
  • 2 large Hard Boiled Eggs, finely diced

Mac Salad Dressing

  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Pickle juice
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard use grey poupon if you fancy
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper


  • Cook the noodles per package instructions. Sprinkle with bit of olive oil so they don't stick together.
  • In a large bowl, combine macaroni noodles, red pepper, celery, red onion, and eggs. Stir until well-combined. Set aside and prepare your dressing.

For the Dressing

  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, red wine vinegar, pickle juice, sugar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until ingredients are well-combined.
  • Pour dressing over your macaroni salad ingredients and gently toss until well-combined.
  • For best flavor, cover bowl and allow macaroni salad to chill for at least one hour. (I let it sit overnight which is best IMO) Stir once more before serving and enjoy!