Go Back

Macaroni Salad with Grilled Vegetable Recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 250 gr of macaroni

For the grilled veg:

  • 1 medium sized aubergine
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic - finely chopped
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

To dress the salad:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tsp of english mustard
  • A pinch of hot paprika
  • A pinch of salt
  • A squeeze of fresh lime

To top the salad:

  • 2 tbsp of capers


  1. Cut the bell peppers into long strips
  2. Slice the aubergine lengthwise - 1 cm thick
  3. Slice the onion in circles - 1 cm thick
  4. Cook the vegetables on a grill pan or a charcoal grill, for 5 minutes on each side
  5. Meanwhile, cook your macaroni according to the instructions on the package.
  6. While the vegetables and macaroni are cooking, you can prepare the dressing for the salad.
  7. Peel the avocado and put it into a bowl with the mustard, hot paprika, a squeeze of lime and a bit of salt and mash with a fork.
  8. When the pasta is cooked, using a colander, drain it and then rinse it with cold water. Set aside.
  9. When the vegetables are ready, cut them into smaller chunks and add them to a bowl. Season them with a bit of olive oil, salt, finely chopped garlic and parsley and let them marinade for about 5 minutes. They need to absorb that flavour really good.
  10. Now you can start assembling the salad. Mix the macaroni with the avocado dressing then add the vegetables and mix again until it’s all evenly distributed. Top with some capers and enjoy.