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Monday, April 16, 2007

Macaroni Salad: 2 Ways

Rona asked for this recipe, so here it is! Note: I usually don't measure ingredients, these measurements will be educated guesses! ;o)

Mayonnaise Macaroni Salad

Mix together:
1/2 pound dry macaroni cooked al dente
3-6 hard boiled eggs, cubed
1/2 cup shredded carrot (optional)
1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)
1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)

Dressing, mix together:
1/2-1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing (Miracle Whip)
1-2 Tablespoons vinegar
2-4 Tablespoons water (maybe more)
1-2 Tablespoons sugar
1-2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish (optional)

Finally mix everything together and you have a macaroni salad... A yummy addition to this salad would be crumbled bacon on top, but it's your choice, so enjoy!

Macaroni Salad with an Italian dressing:

1/2 pound bow tie pasta, curly pasta, or pasta of your choice cooked al dente
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can navy beans, drained
1/2 - 1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 -1 cup chopped broccoli
1/4 -1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup cubed cheese
1/2 cup pepperoni
1/4 cup parmesan and/or romano cheese

Mix together and pour on 8 oz of your favorite Italian salad dressing. You can also add onions, green, red or yellow peppers, and cubed ham.

Another option is to leave the pepperoni and pasta out, add some green leaf lettuce, and grilled chicken and you have a healthier version of the same thing!

Happy Cooking!

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