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Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots – Great BBQ Side Dish

Generally, I don’t eat macaroni salads.  I try to limit carbs where I can.  But this macaroni salad with fresh peas and carrots appeals to me, since I adore fresh peas.

The recipe is rich and creamy and makes a great picnic or barbeque side dish.

Macaroni Salad with fresh peas and carrots

This Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots makes a Great Barbeque dish

It is easy to do and will be on the table in a flash. Best of all, if you have a garden, this is the time of the year for fresh peas and they really make the salad.

My family loves this dish and kids will be begging for more!  It’s a great way to add veggies for otherwise picky eaters.

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Yield: 6 servings

Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots

Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Mediterranean sea salt
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2/3 cup of lightly cooked fresh peas
  • 2-3 carrots, shredded
  • 2 spring onions, chopped


  1. Prepare the macaroni according to package directions.
  2. After macaroni is cooked, drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the peas, carrots, and chopped spring onions.
  5. Fold in mayonnaise mixture until pasta is well coated.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to get the best flavor profile.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 601mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Monday 18th of March 2019

Wow, it's quite easy@ yummy delicious 😋

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