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The Perfect Macaroni Salad

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 10 oz macaroni pasta, I only had spirali!!
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp diced onion
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped into small chunks


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions and then drain. Leave to one side whilst you assemble the rest of the salad.
  • Place the ketchup, mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a food processor and blitz to combine.
  • Place the tomatoes, onion, bacon, chopped eggs and pasta into a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until well combined. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Recipe from Eliot's Eats - http://eliotseats.com/?p=10649