Light Macaroni Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 193.1
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.0 mg
  • Sodium: 211.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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A lighter version of traditional macaroni salad. A lighter version of traditional macaroni salad.
Number of Servings: 14


    1 - 14 oz box Barilla Plus Elbow Macaroni
    2 carrots, grated
    1 stalk celery, diced
    1/2 green pepper, diced
    3 tbsps onion , finely diced
    1 1/2 tsps sugar
    1 1/2 cups light mayonnaise
    4 tbsp regular vinegar
    2 tbsps fat free milk


Cool macaroni acording to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
While pasta cooks, grate and chop carrots, celery, green pepper and onion. Combine vegetables with cooled, drained pasta. Add sugar, mayo, vinegar and mix well. Add the milk and stir well (this moistens the salad a bit more and will not curdle, I promise!). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill at least 1 hour to let flavors blend.

Serving size is 1/2 cup
Makes 14 servings

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JBAKER55.

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have perpared this for a 4th of July BBQ everyone loved it,I shall keep this recipe on hand ..yummo - 7/3/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for a lighter version of my mom's macaroni salad recipe. This had some different ingredients, but it satified the need with a lot less calories! - 8/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    Love this macaroni salad recipe - 8/16/20

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  • Very Good
    I really enjoyed the crunch of the pepper and onion. The contrast of the sugar and vinegar was a refreshing combination. I lightened up the calories even further by using a little less mayo, which suited my own personal taste better. - 6/10/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like the recipe I have been searching for - all the ingredients in the deli style macaroni salad with less calories! Can't wait to try it! - 6/29/09

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