Macaroni Garden Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Macaroni Garden Salad is one of our favorites! It is loaded with lots of delicious veggies and then we add ham to make it even better. The combination of all the vegetables is great during the summer. If you grow a garden this salad is a great way to enjoy fresh vegetables from the garden. Super versatile and delicious!

Macaroni Garden Salad Ingredients Needed:

Uncooked Macaroni








Cooked Ham

Salt and Pepper

As you can see this salad is just simple ingredients but put them all together and you have a wonderful salad. This salad keeps really well too and just gets better with time. So it’s definitely a dish you can make a day in advance. I also think chicken or pepperoni would be a great addition to this salad as well.

If you love pasta salads you will definitely want to check out our Amish Pasta Salad. It has millions and millions of views and it is one of our most popular recipes.

Full printable recipe in the recipe card below.

Macaroni Garden Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Garden Macaroni Salad

Judy Yeager
Easy pasta salad
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 cup radishes chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup cooked ham chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


  • Cook the macaroni according to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Add the mayo, along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and chill.
  • Makes about 2 quarts of salad.  Keeps several days in the refrigerator.
Keyword Macaroni Garden Salad
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  1. Made this for Mother’s Day. Huge hit! The perfect side dish.5 stars

  2. Thanks much! I love salads! All your recipes sound & look delicious !!!!5 stars