Ensalada de Coditos Dominicana (Dominican Macaroni Salad)

A colorful and hearty summer salad, ensalada de coditos can be customized with ingredients like peas, tuna or ham. This vegetarian version features raw vegetables for added flavor and crunch, and makes for the perfect side to your main dish.

Ensalada de Coditos Dominicana
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat macaroni

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • ½ cup corn kernels, thawed if frozen

  • ½ medium red onion, finely chopped


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the macaroni, carrot, bell pepper, corn and onion. Mix to evenly coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 1268IU 25%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Vitamin K 20mcg 17%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 123mg 3%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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