Homestyle Macaroni Salad

For this classic side salad, we mixed cavatappi pasta, hard-boiled eggs, and chopped vegetables with a tangy buttermilk-mayo dressing.

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Homestyle Macaroni Salad
Makes: 14  servings
Serving size: 1 cup Prep 35 mins Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound  cavatappi or macaroni pasta
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup  chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup  finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon  minced jalapeno, optional
  • 1/3 cup  chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup  buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup  mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons  cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons  snipped fresh chives
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Transfer to colander and rinse under cold water; drain.

2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Add cooled pasta and toss to coat.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Cover salad and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 14
  • cal.(kcal)210,
  • Fat, total(g)9,
  • chol.(mg)66,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)26,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)6,
  • sodium(mg)289,
  • calcium(mg)30,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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