side angle view of vegan macaroni salad in a glass bowl.

5 from 12 reviews

This easy macaroni salad is loaded with veggies and tossed in a delicious creamy sauce, and is a perfect side dish to bring to Summer BBQ’s, parties and more!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. elbow pasta
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 large carrot (about 1 cup), peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery (about 1 cup), diced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

Macaroni Dressing

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dijon
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt, or to taste


Pasta: Boil your elbow macaroni noodles until they are al dente, according to package directions. Drain the noodles and run them under cool running water to stop them from cooking.

Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the creamy sauce.

Assemble: In a large mixing bowl, or pot you cooked the pasta, add the pasta, onion, bell pepper, carrots, celery, peas and dill. Pour the creamy sauce overtop and toss well to coat. Keep the salad chilled until ready to serve.

Serves 12

Store: Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 – 6 days in a covered container.


I love lots of veggies in my macaroni salad, feel free to adjust the amounts to suit your taste.

Use gluten-free noodles to keep gluten-free.

For variation try these other add-ins mixing and matching to suit your taste:

  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Diced Radish
  • Fresh Corn off the Cob
  • Olives
  • Coconut bacon
  • Pickles


  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder