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Southwest Macaroni Salad

Southwest Macaroni Salad is an easy pasta side salad with a hint of spice that's perfect for cookouts, potlucks and picnics
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 360kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 pound macaroni
  • ½ cup mild pickled jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 2 avocados seeded, peeled, chopped and drizzled with lime juice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved and seeded
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper


  • Cook the macaroni according to package directions
  • Drain in a collander, rinse with cold water,and allow to cool
  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients, and stir well
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired
  • Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg