Summer is not complete without a couple bowls of coleslaw and pasta salad. Or a few… or 12. Well, this Summer Pasta Slaw is so good even 12 bowls of the stuff might not be enough. We combined two beloved summer salad sides into one, and it will blow your mind! Tender macaroni, crunchy coleslaw mix, crisp apples, and juicy cucumbers make up the refreshing and cool side salad, but the heart-and-soul of the dish is obviously the dressing. That dressing is creamy, tangy, sweet, and a perfect way to bring out the most of the fresh flavors. Summer Pasta Slaw is the perfect way to beat the heat!

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For the pasta salad:

  • 1 (7-ounce) package ring macaroni or ditalini
  • 1 (14-ounce) package colorful coleslaw mix
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
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Step 1 –Cook the macaroni to al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Drain the macaroni and rinse it in cold water.

Step 3 –Transfer the macaroni to a large serving bowl.

Step 4 –Add the coleslaw mix, the onion, the celery, the cucumber, the green pepper, and the apple, stirring gently to combine.

Step 5 –In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, the sugar, the apple cider vinegar, the salt, and the pepper together.

Step 6 –Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss to coat.

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Step 7 –Cover and refrigerate the pasta slaw for at least 1 hour.

Step 8 –Serve.