Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish, and check to make sure the mayonnaise is gluten-free.


"If I show up at your house ten years from now and find nothing in your living room but The Readers Digest, nothing on your bedroom night table but the newest Dan Brown novel, and nothing in your bathroom but Jokes for the John, I'll chase you down to the end of your driveway and back, screaming ‘Where are your books? You graduated college ten years ago, so how come there are no damn books in your house? Why are you living on the intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese?" -Stephen King

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a great example of how pasta can be great for you. Whole grain pasta, veggies, legumes, and eggs together for a perfect translation of Mediterranean diet principles for the American pot luck supper or summer picnic.



Classic Macaroni Salad

Servings: 8 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided in 2 and makes great leftovers.

Classic Macaroni Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 6 quarts water
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces whole wheat or gluten free elbow macaroni
  • 2 ribs celery (diced)
  • 1/4 small red onion (finely diced)
  • 1/2 small red pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup pickles (finely diced)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Place the water in a stock pot over high heat.

When the water boils, place the eggs in the pot. Reduce the heat to a slow boil and cook for 3 minutes.

Turn off the heat and let stand for 12 minutes. Remove the eggs to a bowl of cold water.

Turn the heat back to high.

When the water boils add the macaroni. Stir and cook for about 15 minutes until tender but not mushy.

While the pasta is cooking peel the eggs.

Dice the eggs and add them to a large mixing bowl with the onion, pepper, peas, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard and salt.

Fold together until blended and place in the refrigerator.

When the pasta is done, drain and rinse for 20 seconds in cool water.

Let cool for about 5 minutes and add to the bowl with the vegetables.

Fold together and chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
  Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 10mcg Potassium 300mg