Classic Macaroni Salad
- Yield: 6 Servings
- Cuisine: American
- Course: Side Dish
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, drained
- 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 celery stalk finely chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions; drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.
- Combine the macaroni, onion, bell pepper and celery in a large bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, relish, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the macaroni and serve.