Classic Macaroni Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup grated carrot(Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, pimentos and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

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