Macaroni Salad

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macaroni salad

Summertime and macaroni salad just seem to go together, don’t you think? At some table around the world ~ at this very moment ~ there is most likely a family dinner, potluck, or picnic at the beach where this humble little side dish is making an appearance.

Macaroni Salad ~ a new twist on an old favorite!

My mom used to make a yummy version with a creamy dressing, ham cubes, and cheese. It was scrumptious. But a few years ago, a friend introduced us to a whole new twist on macaroni salad. We’re hooked.

Macaroni Salad ~ a new twist on an old favorite!

It includes lots of colorful and crisp veggies.

Macaroni Salad ~ a new twist on an old favorite!

I’m always on the hunt for ways to get more veggies into our diet. This fits the bill. But the absolute star in this salad bowl is this:

Macaroni Salad ~ a new twist on an old favorite!

The dressing. Its unexpected ingredients adds a taste that’s unique and makes the salad taste even better the next day!

Macaroni Salad ~ a new twist on an old favorite!

Like the Greek Salad recipe I shared a few weeks ago, this salad compliments anything done on the barbecue. Diced ham or grilled chicken can be added to it the next day to make a filling lunch.

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cups cooked & cooled macaroni
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 english cucumber, diced
  • DRESSING:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika

Instructions

  1. Stir diced vegetables into cooked and cooled macaroni. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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6 Comments

  1. Sounds like a great recipe. I live in a Seniors Manor and I may give this recipe to the the cook and give a hint that it sounds like a very delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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