Pasta, Petit Bites, Salads, Sides

Labor Day Macaroni Salad

Because the end of Summer should be celebrated with some kind of picnic salad.


  • 2 cups dry macaroni
  • diced celery *
  • mined red onion, washed (to take the sting out) *
  • 1/2 cup of peas*
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp sour cream
  • salt & pepper

* add amounts to your liking.  I’m using 1/2 a red onion and 2 celery stalks.


  1. Cook the macaroni.  Rinse with cold water.
  2. Mix mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt & pepper in a large bowl.  Toss with macaroni, peas, onion, and celery.
  3. It’s best served ASAP.  You can make it ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge for a few days. Or you can wait until just before serving to mix the dressing in with the rest.

I’m serving this alongside sliders (mini-burgers with cheddar and pickle).


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