Macaroni Pasta Salad

This macaroni pasta salad is easy to make and great for large families. The recipe contains servings of vegetables and a healthier dressing alternative.




Health Benefit:

Vegetables like carrots, celery, and red pepper contain fiber and many nutrients for overall health and longevity. Yogurt contains protein for healthy bones. 







Large bowl

Medium bowl

  • 1 lb pasta of choice 
  • ½ cup low fat mayonnaise (olive oil based if possible)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

You can use any pasta shape or type (rice pasta, whole wheat pasta, lentil pasta, chickpea pasta, or other gluten free pasta). Try to use a canola oil free mayonnaise if possible.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to box instructions; Allow to cool

Step 2

Prepare the dressing: Add mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, mustard, and spices until well combined and smooth

Step 3

Transfer all of the pasta to a large bowl; Add carrots, celery and bell pepper

Step 4

Toss with dressing until well coated

Step 5

Enjoy at room temperature or serve chilled; Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days