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Macaroni Salad

July/August 2011

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Old-fashioned macaroni salad sometimes contains jarred pimientos, diced ham or pickle relish, but this version is simple and deliciously plain with fresh chopped celery, carrot and onion. A combination of low-fat mayo and sour cream lightens up the dressing, and whole-wheat elbow noodles, spinach and edamame add extra nutrients.


Macaroni Salad

4 Reviews for Macaroni Salad

07/26/2014
Anonymous
Very tasty and fresh

Great recipe. I ran out of seasoning, so I used about 2 tsp of Old Bay which worked out well and added a bit of a kick. Threw all the veggies into the food processor to make the salad come together quickly. It made enough to feed 10 people as a side, and we're still eating it a week later...

easy, tasty, light
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05/25/2013
Anonymous
Everyone Enjoyed It

I made this for a family gathering and it turned out great. To save time, I bought matchstick cut carrots and did not use onion. So it was a simple and fresh flavor. I substituted plain yogurt for half the sour cream and added about a tablespoon of Dijon mustard. I will be making this again and trying different fresh vegetables each time.

Light, Delicious
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07/02/2012
Anonymous
Needs something...

Pretty good but a little bland. I skipped the cheddar on top - not a fan of the cheddar/mayo combo so it wasn't worth the extra calories. Maybe a little dijon stirred into the dressing would help - I'll try that next time. Capers would probably help it as well. Just needs a little tartness, brininess, and/or spiciness (Sriracha maye?) in my opinion.

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08/02/2011
Delicious, lighter macaroni salad

This is the perfect dish to bring to a summer potluck or picnic. I love the inclusion of cheese and the ingredients that make this a healthier, lighter option for a picnic salad. Definitely will be making this one again!

Easy to make, crowd pleaser, creamy
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

To make it even healthier

To make it even healthier (and in my opinion, taste better) I'd eliminate the cheese (fat and cholesterol). Instead of of mayo, I'll use Kraft's Miracle-Whip.

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