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I am looking for a good macaroni salad recipe

 
jenn4443

Asked by jenn4443 at 10:09 AM on Feb. 21, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I like vinegar based macaroni salad.

    In mine i put;

    cherry tomatoes cut in 1/2
    small pepperoni or large ones cut in 1/2
    chopped fresh basil
    chopped black olives
    fresh mozzarella pearls cut in 1/2
    cooked macaroni
    finely chopped garlic & onion
    red wine vinegar
    balsamic vinegar
    olive oil
    salt & pepper

    viola.....one of my DH's favorites. I will add stuff all the time, that is my basic recipe. Sometimes i add bell peppers, or cooled italian sausage.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:16 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • i love love love ranch pasta salad. it's broccoli florets, cut up carrots, diced cheese, cooked pasta, black olives, ranch dressing and mayo.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 10:11 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • Do you want it creamy? Or more are you more interested in an italian macaroni salad with veggies & a vinegar based dressing?
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:12 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • This was on a box of diced mixed veggies I bought at Costco (green beans, carrots and corn. I bought the veggies to throw in soups and stews, but could not resist this recipe:

    1 cup uncooked spiral or bow pasta
    1 12oz bag Bybee Foods Organic Garden Trio
    4 diced Roma tomatoes (I used halved grape tomatoes, because that's what I had)
    1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (I use used a sweet onion)
    1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled

    Dressing:
    2 Tbl chopped red onion (again, I used a sweet onion)
    2 cloved finely chopped garlic
    4 Tbl olive oil
    1 Tlb white vinegar
    2 Tbl water
    1 Tbl finely chopped thyme
    1 Tbl finely chopped basil
    (instead of the two above, I used 2 Tbl herbs d'Provence)
    fresh ground pepper to taste

    Cook pasta, drain and rinse with cold water. Cook Garden Trio vegetables as directed (I used a covered glass dish in the microwave) and cool.

    cont
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:44 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • I like sweet pickles in my macaroni salad with white meat albacore tuna.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:10 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • either or, i like both, but sometimes i find one online and it taste like crap. haha! but i like them both. Maybe creamy because all i have is Mayo and our roads are ice so i have to use what i have here.
    jenn4443

    Comment by jenn4443 (original poster) at 10:15 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • I don't make a good creamy one for some reason, i usually buy my creamy macaroni at the store...lol. Next time i make it, I will throw in a tad of vinegar in with the mayo. I think that might help give it more zing.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:17 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • I wing it. If I were going to make some today, using what I have in the house: cook the macaroni and drain, rinse in cold water. Chop fresh veggies (in my case, broccoli, celery, carrots, onion) and add. Mix some dry ranch mix into Miracle Whip (or mayo since that's all you have) and mix it all together.

    If I had it I'd maybe cube up some cheese and add that, some bell pepper...I jsut toss in veggies, lol!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • Combine ingredients for dressing, whisking in olive oil last. Combine ingrediets, toss with dressing, sprinkle with scallions and feta.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:44 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

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