Keto Macaroni Salad

by KetoFocus.com
4.7 Stars (9 Reviews)

Keto Macaroni salad is a creamy version of the classic mac salad with shirataki noodles and crisp vegetables dressed in a light mayonnaise dressing. The perfect side dish for your next potluck, BBQ or picnic gathering.

This keto macaroni salad is a go to side dish especially in the summer. It’s the perfect potluck recipe – just like my antipasto salad and keto berry trifle, it gets gobbled up by everyone – even those who aren’t keto!

looking down into a bowl filled with macaroni pasta salad with celery, parsley and tomatoes and topped with black pepper

Use your favorite keto noodles to create this easy pasta salad recipe. Combine crunchy vegetables like bell pepper, onion and celery along with a creamy, tangy dressing that soaks into the noodles for delicious flavor in every bite!

How to make keto macaroni salad

  1. Prepare your keto pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Mix the salad dressing. Let sit to give the flavors time to come together while you work on the vegetables.
  3. Chop, dice and mince the vegetables.
  4. Toss to coat. Combine the pasta with the vegetables and salad dressing.

a bowl filled with macaroni salad with sliced tomatoes near by

Key ingredients

  • Keto pasta noodles – From lupin pasta to shirataki noodles there are many different keto noodle options to choose from. I give a few of my favorites down below.
  • Bell Pepper – Adds crunch and color to your macaroni salad
  • Red onion – For crunch, color and a little zing
  • Mayonnaise based dressing – Apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, lemon and monkfruit are added to mayonnaise and sour cream to produce the tangy and sweet dressing perfect for the mac salad.

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Keto Macaroni Salad Ingredients

  • 8 oz keto macaroni noodles
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar free sweetener
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Keto Macaroni Salad Directions

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Keto noodles

For this low carb macaroni salad recipe, you have a couple different options for keto noodles and they range in different net carb totals as well as if they contain gluten or not.

  • Lupin flour pasta – This is my favorite option as it is gluten free and low carb. The ingredients are fairly clean and there are only 6 g net carbs per 1/4 container. And this makes a lot of pasta so really each bag is about 8 servings making each serving 3 g net carbs.

 

  • Shirataki noodles – Another gluten free and very low carb option. Shirataki noodles are Japanese gelatinous noodles made from the konjac yam. The noodles are mostly comprised of water and glucomannan. Glucomannan is a water soluble fiber which means these noodles have almost ZERO net carbs! Shirataki noodles have very little flavor on their own so they take up the flavor of the dish they are made with. If prepared correctly, they are a wonderful substitute for pasta and noodles in a keto recipe.

 

  • Wheat based keto macaroni – These look the most like actual macaroni noodles; however, they do contain wheat and are a little higher in carbs. 7 grams net carbs per 2 oz serving.
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Storage information

Store any leftover keto macaroni salad in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge as well. I think it tastes even better the next day since the flavors have a chance to meld together.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Macaroni Salad

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 177
Fat 13.1g
Protein 10.5g
Total Carbs 24.8g
Net Carbs 4.4g

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