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Creamy Macaroni Coleslaw Salad
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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Macaroni Coleslaw Salad

It doesn't get much better than combining two classic and favorite summer salads with this Creamy Macaroni Coleslaw Salad. It's a crunch, creamy salad perfect for all of your summer cookouts.


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, measured when dry
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and sliced into half moons
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) coleslaw mix

For the dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Cook the elbow macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water and then place in a large bowl.
  • While pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing by whisking and combining the mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, and poppy seeds. Set aside.
  • Add the chopped veggies and the coleslaw mix to the elbows, toss to combine.
  • Pour dressing over the salad and toss until all the ingredients are well coated. Cover tightly and allow to chill thoroughly in the fridge for at least 2 hours before enjoying. Toss again right before serving.