3 Macaroni Salad Recipes to Bring to Your Weekend BBQ

We've rounded up three macaroni salad recipes that are surprisingly light. Bring one to your next cookout!

Macaroni salad is a weekend BBQ staple, but a gloopy, heavy, mayo-coated version that's been baking in the sun for a couple of hours? Um, no thanks. To the rescue: These three light, fresh macaroni salad recipes. They may just make you rethink your loyalty to potato salad.

Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini

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Skinnytaste.com

Unlike the traditional, mayo-ladden version, this macaroni salad recipe is light and healthy, with just 115 calories and 2 grams of fat per 1-cup serving. We'll take seconds!

Get the recipe for Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Pesto Macaroni Salad

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Jonathan Bell

Zesty pesto and cherry tomatoes make this macaroni salad recipe from Annie Bell's The Picnic Cookbook extra special.

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Macaroni Salad with Chick Peas

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Melissa King

This healthy macaroni salad recipe isn't just mayo-free, it's also gluten-free, thanks to brown rice pasta.

Get the recipe for Macaroni Salad with Chick Peas

Erika Rasmusson Janes is iVillage's interim senior food editor. Find her on Pinterest, Twitter and Google+

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