Sweet and Tangy Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Tangy Summer Macaroni Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Sweet and Tangy Summer Macaroni Salad

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"Quick and easy. Tastes best when it sits for a while before serving. I change up the veggies every time I make it, with whatever I have on hand. Carrots and celery work well."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water until macaroni is cooled.
  2. Place macaroni into a large salad bowl and stir in tomatoes, green bell pepper, cucumber, and green onion.
  3. Whisk sugar, vegetable oil, ketchup, vinegar, salt, paprika, and black pepper, stirring in a bowl until sugar has dissolved. Pour dressing over macaroni and vegetables and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 29, 2012

Followed the recipe and it was great! Thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 23, 2013

Different taste and simple, but a bit too sweet for me. The dressing tastes like Catalina salad dressing.

Jun 27, 2012

I have been making this recipe, courtesy of a dear friend. AWESOME! Thank You

Oct 18, 2012

Great alternative to all the macaroni/mayo salads! I made it as written with the exception of a little less sugar, and got many compliments at a party this summer. My kids liked it, too. Will make this regularly - thank you for sharing this recipe!

Sep 18, 2012

I recently made this when we had friends over and everyone loved it! I am making it again for a camping trip this weekend! Thanks for a different macaroni salad!

Aug 04, 2013

I followed the recipe exactly with just one added ingredient; celery salt. It was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful summer salad.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 325 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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