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Deli Style Macaroni Salad Recipe (Vegetarian, Low Sodium)

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This deli style macaroni salad recipe is a creamy delicious side dish to serve at a BBQ, cookout, or potluck. Classic deli-style flavor with lots of added vegetables for a bright and fresh crunch. This simple recipe is great to make ahead for your next gathering.
 
I have a few more fun mac salads you’ll also love: my Classic Macaroni Salad with Greek Yogurt dressing, a delish Hawaiian Mac Salad, Coleslaw Macaroni Salad which combines my two favorite sides!  Some serious midwestern eatin’ going on over here.
 

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The Midwesterner in me loves macaroni salad! I’ve made tons of versions of it, but this is probably my favorite yet!  It tastes exactly like the kind you’d get from the grocery deli, but much more cost effective to make at home.

Macaroni salad is so yummy served with anything coming off the grill.  Its awesome with veggie burgers, hot dogs, fresh grilled corn, or any salad.  This deli-style salad is actually loaded with tons of vegetables in it, so it has a nice refreshing crunch in eat bite.  For a lighter version, you can sub out the mayo for Greek yogurt.

This Deli Style Macaroni Salad Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Tangy
  • Savory
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • Versatile: you can use any vegetables you have on hand, or swap in your favorites.
  • Vegetarian and gluten free, and very easy to make vegan.

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What’s In This Deli-Style Macaroni Salad?

  • Onion, Celery, Carrots, Bell Peppers – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

A Great Low Sodium Macaroni Salad Option

I prefer a homemade version to the deli variety because I can add whatever veggies I want in it, and also control the amount of sodium in the dressing.  We try to eat very low sodium over here, which is super difficult to monitor when buying prepared salads from the deli.

Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

When we say ‘low sodium’ we mean that overall this recipe does not add extra salt or sodium from preservatives. Only you and your doctor know the exact amount of sodium that you should consume, so be sure that you are aligned with a medical professional.  Also, our ingredients may differ from yours, so please double check all labels before consuming… and this recipe can be a great addition to your happy healthy life.

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How Do I Make This Deli Macaroni Salad Recipe?

1. Cook macaroni noodles according to package instructions.  Drain, rinse in a colander under cool water.
2. On a large mixing bowl, add the macaroni noodles, onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, hard boiled eggs, mayo, relish, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and sugar.  Mix well to combine all ingredients.  Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Make Ahead Macaroni Salad Option

This sweet deli macaroni salad is great to make ahead for a BBQ, party, or potluck.  Make it the day before, cover and let it rest overnight, and it’s ready to go the following day!  Like traditional pasta salad or coleslaw, this macaroni salad tastes better if made a day or two before.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is vegetarian, and contains no meat in the macaroni salad.
  • To make gluten free, make sure to use certified gluten free pasta or any bottled ingredients (like relish, mayo, etc.)
  • To make this refined sugar free, just substitute a natural sweetener for the sugar in this recipe, and make sure there is no added sugar in the relish.
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Get the Same Ingredients for this Homemade Deli Mac Salad Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

As always, if you make this vegetarian and low sodium mac salad recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Deli Style Macaroni Salad

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This deli style macaroni salad recipe is a creamy delicious side dish to serve at a BBQ, cookout, or potluck. Classic deli-style flavor with lots of added vegetables for a bright and fresh crunch. This simple recipe is great to make ahead for your next gathering.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 286 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni noodles according to package instructions.  Drain, rinse in a colander under cool water.
  • On a large mixing bowl, add the macaroni noodles, onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, hard boiled eggs, mayo, relish, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and sugar.  Mix well to combine all ingredients.  Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2744IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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