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Old 06-30-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Macaroni Salad

Hi Everyone,

I have been asked to bring a macaroni salad to a friend's July 4th cookout. I have one that I make, but wonder if any of you have a TNT that I can try?

Thanks

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Old 06-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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Are you looking for a baked M&C recipe or a stove top recipe?
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Are you looking for a baked M&C recipe or a stove top recipe?
I think she's talking about a cold macaroni salad with a mayonnaise based dressing containing hebs and red peppers.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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diced celery, red onion, fennel, yellow and green bell peppers, and carrots with a garlic mayo and chopped fresh parsely mixed with elbow mac is one of my favourites.

or, you can sub out the mayo with tsatsiki sauce made from low fat yoghurt, garlic, and red wine vinegar if you want a healthier twist.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:55 PM   #5
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I think she's talking about a cold macaroni salad with a mayonnaise based dressing containing hebs and red peppers.
Right! I missed that. Thanks,
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
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I like my macaroni pretty basic, elbow macaroni, a little celery, a little green pepper, half as much onion, a little carrot for color. For the dressing: mayo, a teeny little bit of yellow mustard and a hard boiled egg mixed in.
And then there's pickle, tuna fish, bacon bits... but I like a more simple version.

ETA: I make or prefer a more simple version. I eat them all, lol.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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I make mine with diced celery,diced dill or sweet pickles,one med sweet onion, fresh chopped parsley, or cilantro if you like it, chopped black olives diced hard cooked eggs about 4 mayo mixed with miracle whipped if you like it or all mayo and some Dijon we like it rather dry so I go easy on the mayo and mustard.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:44 PM   #8
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Elbow Mac, mayo, a little yellow mustard, chopped boiled egg, chunks of cheddar cheese, a bit of onion of green peas. Salt and pepper to taste. I really like a bit of dill pickle relish but DH doesn't so we compromise and I just add it to my own serving. Simple, simple, simple ...
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Thanks Everyone!!!
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #10
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This one has always been a crowd-pleaser around here:

Breezy Macaroni Salad
(Unless otherwise specified, all amounts are "to taste".)

1 box (1 pound) Elbow Macaroni (I like Barilla brand)
Approx. 1 to 1-1/2 cups frozen green peas
Mayonnaise
Chopped sweet onion (like Vidalia, etc.)
Chopped red bell Pepper
1 green Jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced
Chopped celery
Chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
Sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes (the regular supermarket "block" - this is not the time to buy pricey aged cheddar - lol!)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding in frozen peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain in a colander & set aside to cool.

When cook, gently combine macaroni & peas with all other ingredients in a large bowl & chill until serving time.

Variations: I sometimes add diced turkey ham to this as well, & any leftovers make a fabulous lunch with a can of tuna folded in.
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