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This Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is a sweet and tangy macaroni salad that is a twist on traditional macaroni salad. Covered in a delicious creamy sauce with bright vegetables, it's perfect for summer. #easy #hawaiian #sidedish #cookoutsides #mealprep #pastasalad #picnicsalad #summersalad #hawaiianmacaronisalad #myforkinglife

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

This sweet and tangy Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is the perfect macaroni salad for any cookout or bbq. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 431kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 lb uncooked macaroni pasta
  • 1.25 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup seedless cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 2 5 oz cans chunk light tuna (optional add in)


  • Prepare elbow macaroni as indicated on the box, drain, and set aside to cool.
  • Combine mayonnaise, sugar, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, milk, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place pasta, red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, carrots, and tuna (if you are using tuna) in a separate bowl. Pour sauce over top and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours and Enjoy.


Calories: 431kcal