My favorite thing about summer, by far, is summer food. Namely, barbecue’s, popsicles, ice cream and summer fruit. And for salads, anyone that knows me, knows, that I LOVE macaroni salad. This version happens to be my fave, not because I made it, but because it’s the perfect balance between not too creamy, not too sweet and just the right amount of crunch. And it’s super kid-friendly!
For this macaroni salad, I added diced red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, carrot, celery, red onion, cucumber, hard boiled egg, and a sprinkle of grated yolk and parsley. Instead of regular mayo, I used a veganaise, some dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and instead of sugar I sweetened it with a little bit of honey. It was delish! And it totally satisfied my pregnancy craving. My pregnancy cravings have been super weird so far, and macaroni salad was definitely one of them.
Also, to make this recipe vegan, you can totally omit the egg altogether. It still tastes fantastic.
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Hoping everyone is having an amazing summer! Enjoy!
For more fun summer pasta ideas, check out my lemon kale pasta. My daughter loves it, and it’s a great way to add in that kale! Also make sure to follow me on Instagram for more kid-friendly, kid-approved recipe ideas!