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A bowl of Hawaiian style macaroni salad with a wooden spoon.

Hawaiian-Style Macaroni Salad

Teri & Jenny
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine hawaiian
Servings 5
Calories 411 kcal


  • ½ pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 rib celery, cleaned and diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced (about ⅓ cup)
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons bonito flakes or 2 ½ tablespoons canned tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Fill a large pot with water, place over high heat and bring to a boil. Add about 2 tablespoons of salt and the macaroni and stir.
  • Boil macaroni for about 12-15 minutes or until al dente, stirring occasionally. Drain and set aside.
  • Place mayonnaise, bonito flakes, vinegar, and mustard (if using) in a small bowl and stir together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Fold carrots, celery, onions, and mayonnaise mixture into the bowl of macaroni and stir together until completely combined.
  • Place mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour and adjust seasoning before serving.


Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2060IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword macaroni salad
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