Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe: Southern Charm on a Plate!

by Austin Carter

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- Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 15 minutes - Cooling Time: 2 hours - Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes - Course: Side Dish - Cuisine: American, Southern - Servings: 8 - Calories: 300 kcal

Best Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe

– Large Pot – Colander – Mixing Bowl – Whisk – Cutting Board and Knife – Measuring Utensils – Spatula or Wooden Spoon – Refrigerator


– 2 cups elbow macaroni – 1 cup mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar – 1 cup diced bell peppers – 1 cup diced celery – ½ cup diced red onions – 1 cup sweet corn kernels – Smoky paprika and fresh herbs for garnish


1. Boil the elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and let it cool. 2. Whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar to create the dressing. 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled macaroni, diced bell peppers, celery, red onions, and sweet corn. Pour the dressing over the mixture and gently toss until everything is well coated.


4. Sprinkle smoky paprika for a hint of smokiness and add fresh herbs for extra flavor. 5. Refrigerate the macaroni salad for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld (optional). 6. Garnish with additional herbs before serving. Enjoy the delightful Southern Macaroni Salad!


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