How to Make Macaroni Salad at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Healthy food is becoming one of the most preferred things these days. Apart from regular eating habits, people are now becoming more conscious and aware that healthy food helps transform our body from good to the best. People now know what a healthy diet can do, apart from exercising and working out the whole day. So what dish you guys think of when you hear a healthy diet? Well, most of you will say salads, and that’s correct. Salads are the most beneficial of everything else and can be eaten without any diet or health-related restrictions.

Salads should be a regular part of our diet and we should consider always consider them whenever we are thinking about having a good physique and healthy body. Most people don’t like to eat these salads due to their taste and the fact they taste a little off. Today, I will tell you about a salad that you can make easily and love to eat. This salad is called Macaroni salad.

This salad is a powerhouse of energy and is full of all the necessary and mandatory nutrients that your body demands. This Macaroni salad with egg is a good choice for those gym freaks who are always in search of a diet full of protein.

Now, let’s see how this Macaroni Salad is made and the benefits you will get out of this healthy meal.

Ingredients for Macaroni Salad

Ingredients Quantity
Mayonnaise ½ cup
Greek yogurt ½ cup
Vinegar 1 ½ tsp.
Dijon Mustard 2 tsp. 
Honey 2 tsp. 
Salt and Ground Black Pepper To Taste
Macaroni (Elbow) 8 oz.
Stemmed or Hard-Boiled Egg 2 pc. 
Red Bell Pepper 1 cup
Carrots 1 cup
Diced Celery ¾ cup
Red Onion ¼ cup 
Fresh Parsley 1-2 tsp

After you have the ingredients let’s move further and see what’s coming up next in this recipe of Creamy Macaroni salad.

The health benefits of this recipe are quite evident. People worldwide consume it to satisfy and fulfill the nutritional demands that their bodies have, without having any heavy or complex diet. It is easy to make, takes less time, and keeps your stomach light simultaneously. What else would you need from a healthy meal like that?

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking Time Total Time
15 Minutes 20 Minutes 35 Minutes 

Time is the key factor and now you can simply relax while thinking of making this Macaroni Salad at home. The time required is less and after going through the procedure, you will start its preparation right away.

Macaroni Salad Recipe

macaroni salad recipe
  1. At first, you have to prepare your macaroni according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cook them in the salted water so that it absorbs the salt in it
  2. After the macaroni is boiled and tender, rinse them with cold water and drain them well.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, vinegar, mustard and honey. Mix them well and make a dressing of them. Add some salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. In another big mixing bowl, add the cooked macaroni along with the boiled eggs, bell pepper, carrots, celery and onions. Stir it and keep it aside.
  5. Now pour the dressing that you made before upon this macaroni and also include parsley. Stir or toss the dressing such that it gets coated evenly. You can serve it immediately or keep it in the refrigerator and wait for it to get chilled.

This is how you make macaroni salad at home. So, how was the recipe? I am sure it’s easy and you can make it without any confusion. Try it and tell us how its taste was?

Nutritional Breakdown of Macaroni Salad

I know you must be wondering how healthy this salad is? To answer that, here are the details of its nutritional values that can help you all.

Calories 247 
Fat 12 gm. 
Cholesterol 47 mg. 
Protein 6 gm. 
Carbohydrates 26 gm.
Sugar 4 gm

How to Make Macaroni Salad at Home | Video

To help you out and to learn more about this recipe, you can watch this video. It will help you understand this whole recipe easily and clear out all your doubts and confusions.

Video By: Motley Meals

I hope you’ve liked this recipe. I highly recommend you to make this bread at home and share your reviews in the comments below. Till then, stay tuned for more recipes like these.

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