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Macaroni Salad with Fruit

Macaroni Salad with fruit is the perfect idea to change up your Ordinary Classic Macaroni Salad into something Epic. Summer has never tasted so good with Rotini Noodles, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Peas, Fresh Pineapple chunks, Basil, and diced Gala Apples. This is one of our family’s all-time favorite Summer Salads. It’s so delightful and refreshing, and it goes over so well with adults and children alike.

 

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Macaroni Salad with Fruit

  • 1 pound Rotini noodles
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced, red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Two hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 Gala apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Two teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • One teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • One teaspoon of sugar, if desired
  •  kosher salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Cook Rotini Pasta according to package directions (al dente method) Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Drain excess water off the pasta. Place in a large glass bowl.
  2. Add green peppers, red peppers, green peas, fresh pineapple chunks, fresh basil, diced hard-boiled eggs, diced Gala apple, pineapple juice, pickle relish, Dijon mustard, sugar, and kosher salt if desired. Thoroughly yet gently mix all ingredients.
  3. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. May garnish with chopped basil.

 

 

 

 

 

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23 Comments

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    Platter Talk
    July 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

    This is my kind of summer salad!! O.K., let’s be honest, fall, spring, and even winter too. Love this one!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks so much Dan! I bet the boys might even like this Macaroni salad with apples and pineapple!

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    July 9, 2014 at 3:34 am

    G’day! This looks terrific Heidy and reminds me of childhood yum!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Joanne! I love Macaroni with the apples and pineapple in the summer! Just a whole new take on macaroni salad! Glad you had a chance to drop by!

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    Katerina
    July 8, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Pineapple in pasta? I think I will like this dish very much!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 2:08 am

      Thank you, it’s a favorite! I am such a big fan of pineapple!

  • Reply
    adashofsanity
    July 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    This looks so good and a summer must have!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Thank you for dropping by and sharing your thoughts on Macaroni Salad with Fruit ! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Reply
    Sarah Olson
    July 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love the noodles you chose! I will be making this at my next bbq!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 2:11 am

      Thank you Sarah! Macaroni Salad with Fruit should be a big hit for you! Especially if your guests like pineapple!

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    Ronda Eagle
    July 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Yummy. I’m not sure my kids would love it but I am going to give it a try because you just really never know what they’ll like and my daughter loves pasta so it’s already off to a great start right there! Pinned for later!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 2:11 am

      Let me know how the little one likes it Ronda! Thanks for pinning our Macaroni Salad with Fruit!

  • Reply
    Joanne/WineladyCooks
    July 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    This macaroni salad with fruit sounds perfect for summer and definitely flavorful. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Pinned/shared

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Thanks so much Joanne!Thanks for pinning and sharing our Macaroni Salad with Fruit!

  • Reply
    Debi @ Life Currents
    July 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    This sounds delightful! I love the idea of fruit in the salad. Sort of shakes up the boring old one! Mmmmm!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 9, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Debi thank you so much and I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Reply
    Shannon Yarusso
    July 8, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I love pineapple and apples. I have never thought of combining them in a macaroni salad. This sounds so refreshing! I can’t wait to try this recap.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      It’s a wonderful combination in macaroni salad! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    July 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    This is a really great idea! It looks and sounds wonderful 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Nicole! Macaroni Salad with Fruit is definitely a family favorite !

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