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A glass bowl sits filled with just-mixed, clean eating easy macaroni salad. A wooden spoon is nestled into the salad at the side of the bowl.

Clean Eating Easy Macaroni Salad

A delicious, creamy, pasta salad that is super easy to make.

Course Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Calories 334 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. macaroni (whole grain is best)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers (chopped fine)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion (chopped fine)
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (chopped small)
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (clean, store bought or homemade - see link above)
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh basil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (or more to taste)
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Boil your pasta to package directions.

  2. While the pasta cooks, chop your veggies and place all the remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  3. When the past is done, (rinse if pasta is gluten free, do NOT rinse if it's regular pasta) cool a bit and then add it to the mixing bowl.

  4. Stir well to combine.

  5. Taste and adjust any of the ingredients to your liking. There really is no way to do this wrong unless you add too much salt!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Easy Macaroni Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.25 the recipe)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Potassium 273mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 13.9%
Vitamin C 34.3%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.