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Old 09-13-2005, 11:03 AM   #11
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There are some great ideas here--thanks for sharing!

Moving to the Salads forum....
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:10 AM   #12
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PA - there are some good ideas here - but if I make my macaroni salad any differently my mother will haunt me more than she already does!!!! lol
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:16 AM   #13
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Your macaroni salad is the winner here. My family does not like eggs. This is so awful to admit but when you fix other people's meals you have to please them. Doesn't matter if I like them they don't. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:42 AM   #14
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Here is my favorite macaroni salad recipe. I bring it to alot of picnics and barbecues.

Macaroni Salad

4 cups cooked salad macaroni, cooled
1 cup finely sliced celery
cup sliced green or red onion
4 tablespoons coarsely chopped green or red bell pepper
1-4 oz. can sliced black olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt, to taste

Combine macaroni, celery, onion, bell pepper, olives, and parsley in large bowl. Toss to mix. In small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and vinegar together until smooth. Add to the macaroni mixture. Add black pepper and salt. Toss and mix well.Chill several hours before serving.
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:30 PM   #15
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This may not be a traditional "macaroni" salad, and I prefer either fusili or farfalle for this salad... but it is very simple and delicious!!

Cook the pasta al dente, run it through the cold water.
Drain well.
Mix it with chopped tomatoes, FRESH mozzarella (the white & moist one, not to be confused with the shredded thing for the pizzas) cut in bite size, fresh basil leaf, drizzle over a good quality extra virgin olive oil, then salt and black pepper to taste.
Mmm, mmm, good!!
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:39 PM   #16
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The one I make is about the same as Sierra's except I don't put the black olives and vinegar. Also, I don't measure anything - just to taste.
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:55 PM   #17
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Made this over the weekend and it tasted pretty good.

Basically saute everything adding the cherry tomatoes
last.Add this to the cooked pasta then after it's at room temp add the cheeses and olive oil.Season to taste.
If left overnight the pasta will absorb quite a bit of the olive oil,so you may have to add a little more before serving.
Amounts are your preference.

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Old 09-16-2005, 11:31 PM   #18
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The one I make is about the same as Sierra's except I don't put the black olives and vinegar. Also, I don't measure anything - just to taste.
Licia,

I don't measure anything from this recipe either. I have made the recipe so many times I could make it with my eyes closed.

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