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simple macaroni salad recipe without mayo

Simple Macaroni Salad Recipe Without Mayo.

This light and summery simple macaroni salad is delicious, flavorful, and mayonnaise free!

Course Salad
Cuisine Dairy Free, Egg Free, gluten free
Keyword macaroni salad with tuna, mayo free macaroni salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 290 kcal


  • 12 ounces gluten free macaroni
  • 2 cups zucchini sliced
  • cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups carrots shredded
  • 1 cup red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 5 ounces light tuna drained

For the dressing:


  1. Prepare the gluten free macaroni according to package directions. Once it's done cooking, drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to cool it down.

  2. Place the cooked macaroni, all the vegetables, and the tuna in a large bowl. Toss to combine. 

  3. Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk well. Pour over the macaroni salad and stir to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

  4. If you are making this ahead of time, you can keep the salad and the dressing separate until right before serving time. This will prevent the pasta from soaking up all the dressing. 

Recipe Notes

Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If the flavor lessens, you can make up some more dressing and add it to the salad. Sometimes the pasta really absorbs the dressing and it loses its flavor.

If you are not gluten free, use your regular pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Macaroni Salad Recipe Without Mayo.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3800IU76%
Vitamin C 25.1mg30%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.