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Vegan Macaroni Salad Recipe (Egg & Dairy Free, Gluten Free Option)

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This vegan 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.
 
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The Midwesterner in me loves macaroni salad! I’ve made tons of versions of it, and this vegan macaroni salad recipe is one of the best yet!  It tastes exactly like the kind you’d get from the grocery deli, but much more cost effective (and plant-based)!

Vegan 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. 

This Vegan 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.
  • Vegan, Dairy Free & Egg Free – and you can make this gluten free too!

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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!

 

Make Macaroni Salad Vegan for a Healthy Version

This vegan macaroni salad recipe is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

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How Do I Make Macaroni Salad Vegan?

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, vegan 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 creamy vegan 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.

 

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Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is vegan, dairy free, & egg free – and contains no meat in the macaroni salad.
  • To make gluten free, use gluten free macaroni pasta noodles 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.

More Classic Vegan BBQ Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love!

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 vegan 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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Ranch Macaroni Salad

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This ranch 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 354 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni noodles according to package instructions.  Drain, rinse in a colander under cool water.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the macaroni noodles, onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, ranch dressing, 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.  when you are about to serve, mix in another 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing to keep it creamy!

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: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 480mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2236IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
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