Macaroni Salad Pinoy

An Authentic Pinoy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Macaroni salad is a staple dish in the Filipino culinary culture, with recipes passed down from generation to generation. And, when you’re looking for a unique twist on the classic dish, you can’t go past Macaroni Salad Pinoy – a delicious combination of flavors and textures, served cold for a refreshing bite.

This authentic Filipino macaroni salad recipe is full of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors, from the macaroni, cheese, and onions, to the sweet mayo dressing. The pinoy twist comes from a special blend of spices, giving the dish a slightly spicy kick that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.


– 2 cups macaroni
– 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
– 2-3 stalks spring onion, finely chopped
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 1 teaspoon chili powder


1. Cook macaroni in a pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside to cool.

2. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, cheese, and onion.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, paprika, black pepper, and chili powder until combined.

4. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the macaroni and stir to combine.

5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 6 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes
Calories: 281 | Total fat: 13g | Saturated fat: 3g | Protein: 8g | Total carbohydrate: 28g | Dietary fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 158mg