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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


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

Recipe Notes

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