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Macaroni Coleslaw

I made this macaroni coleslaw for a potluck and the bowl came home empty. It is delicious and refreshing for these warm summer days. You can prepare all the ingredients the day before you want to serve it. Then mix coleslaw ingredients with dressing 1/2 hour before serving.

Coleslaw Ingredients:
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, measured when dry
  • 1/2 cup sweet orange bell pepper, you may use red, yellow or green if that's what you have on hand
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, cut in half then sliced
  • 3/4 cup peas, cooked
  • 8 oz of mixed coleslaw, I purchased coleslaw in a package and weighed what I needed.
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
  1. Cook macaroni as per package instructions, drain, and rinse with cold water and pour into a large bowl.
  2. To the macaroni add cut up pepper, celery, cucumber. peas, and coleslaw. 
  3. Prepare dressing. Put all ingredients in a jar and shake it up well or whisk it together in a small bowl.
  4. Pour dressing over coleslaw mixture and mix together until well combined. Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before serving.
  5. Serves: 6 to 8


  1. I love this! I would never have thought of this combination but it looks very yummy. I am always looking to add more veggies to my diet and this is one salad I will try for sure. Thank you for sharing Betty!

  2. I saw this recipe, and just made it! Yum -- a sneak taste when I put it in the fridge tells me it is a winner!

    1. Thank you for letting us know. It's a winner here too:)

  3. This sounds really yummy Betty. Salads with pasta are some of my favourites!

  4. Never would have thought of coleslaw & macaroni together....but sounds delish! Am going to make this tomorrow!!

  5. Wow! This was a winner! I doubled it for a crowd and there were no leftovers! The kids all want it with shrimp next time.

    1. Martha..This would be so good with shrimp. Thank you for the tip.


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