Creamy macaroni salad with cucumbers and eggs is a twist on the traditional classic American macaroni salad. You will not believe how delicious this macaroni salad is. Perfect with Red wine and berries lemonade or my peachy orange tequila mocktail and southern buttermilk fried chicken.
Update: This recipe was updated on 1/5/2018. The original recipe was posted in August 2016. Updated the post and photos (I didn’t like the original photos) The recipe has been updated slightly.
I have this delicious macaroni salad recipe for ya! This macaroni salad screams spring and summer! I’m on Cookpad. Cookpad is a pretty fun and friendly recipe sharing social site. Some members have made this recipe and they love it. Have you ever tried macaroni salad with cucumbers? I think I’m in love with it. It’s surprisingly good!
This macaroni salad is perfect for warm weather bbq’s, potlucks or anytime really. I know a lot of people are trying to eat healthier, so if you are on a diet then this macaroni salad may not be for you.
You can easily make this macaroni salad much healthier by ditching the mayonnaise and using sour cream. It definitely will not taste the same but with a couple tweaks, you can still make it taste delicious. I honestly think mayonnaise-based tastes better. You could even do a combo of mayonnaise and sour cream or even try yogurt or ditch the all three and use a zesty Italian dressing. Check the macaroni salad recipe for a couple of tips.
If you are a fan of tuna in your macaroni salad then feel free to add it. I grew up disliking tuna in my macaroni salad but now I can’t get enough of it.
This salad doesn’t have any celery but feel free to add them if you like. Since the macaroni salad contains cucumbers for crunch, to infuse some celery flavor into the macaroni salad, I added a couple pinches of celery seasoning. The ingredients in this macaroni salad also contain eggs. I love hard -boiled eggs but if you like soft boiled eggs then go for it.
Macaroni salad with egg and cucumbers is probably the easiest and tastiest macaroni salad ever. There’s not a lot of chopping of vegetables. Just chop up the onions, mini peppers and of course the cucumbers. I couldn’t wait to finish making this macaroni salad with egg and cucumbers.
I will admit, once the macaroni salad was done, I was nervous about trying this macaroni salad out because I wasn’t sure I would like cucumbers in my pasta salad. I get that way when I try something new. When I took my first bite, omg I was so amazed! It was so good! I couldn’t stop eating it. I was relieved that it came out so tasty. Seriously, cucumbers go pretty well with macaroni salad. Don’t knock it until you try it!
Macaroni Salad with Eggs and Cucumbers
This creamy macaroni salad is not your traditional salad. I ditched the celery and added crunchy cucumbers and hard-boiled eggs. This is one recipe you'll want to make! So delicious!
- 16 oz box of macaroni
- 7 hard boiled eggs diced
- 1 red onion
- 1 cucumber diced
- 1/4 cup sweet relish
- 1 cup plus two tbs of mayonnaise I used Duke Mayonnaise
- 1/2 tbs mustard
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 pinch of celery seasoning
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 pinch red pepper
- salt for taste if needed
- lots of pepper for taste
- 2 mini peppers diced small
Add about 1 tablespoon of salt into the water with the macaroni. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse the noodles and set aside.
While macaroni is cooking, dice up the hard-boiled eggs.
- Drain the macaroni then pour it into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients along with the cucumbers and eggs. Mix well. Add more seasoning for taste if needed.
Cover and place in the fridge so the flavors can meld for 4 hours or overnight.
If you would like to lighten up this recipe you can use yogurt or sour cream or a combo of mayo and sour cream/yogurt or even try avocado mayonnaise. It definitely will not taste the same.
Use the same ingredients in this recipe but you may need to add more seasoning to make it delicious and a bit of sugar since yogurt and sour cream is not as flavorful as mayonnaise. I bet Italian dressing would also taste great in this pasta.
Add carrots or bell peppers or whatever add-ins you like.
Refrigerate macaroni salad within two hours of preparing in an airtight container. Macaroni that is stored properly will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.