Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Creamy simple dressing tossed over a few vegetables and some pasta for the perfect salad. Double or triple to fit your needs. Perfect for summer potlucks.
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  • 4 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons pimentos, chopped
20 mins
Cook macaroni as package directs; drain and rinse under cold water.

In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper.

Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, pimentos and macaroni.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

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"Simply dressed salad. Brought this for a friend's birthday party and it was quite tasty. I doubled it and probably didn't need to as it makes quite a large batch!"
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