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Justin's Macaroni Salad

Justin's Macaroni Salad

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Justin Kempski

It's an easy 20 minute thing! Great for those fun days out! A superb blend of celery, green bell peppers, olives, and Vidalia onions! Yum!

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  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 473 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend creamy salad dressing, cider vinegar, and milk.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cooked macaroni, celery, olives, Vidalia onion, and green bell pepper. Toss with the creamy salad dressing mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until serving.
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WATRQ
25
7/13/2003

classic and good--you have to use mayonnaise, though, none of that whip stuff....

TUNISIANSWIFE
24
2/2/2006

First I should say that I am not really the one to be rating mac salad, as I am not a fan of it. Surprisingly, this is one of the few American dishes that my husband loves, and when I saw there were olives in this(family owns olive orchards), I knew I had to make it for him. I followed the recipe to the 't'..down to measuring w/measuring cups. The only subs I made were red onion instead of vidallia (for color) and used both green and black olives. I also had half of a cucumber left over from some cuke sauce so I finely chopped the half small cuke and added that. I thought I had written the recipe down wrong and had omitted eggs. I have never made mac salad w/o eggs before but did not miss them. My husband loved this and I too, liked it very much. It was not real sweet, which is my problem w/liking mac salad....(that darned ole' sweet pickle relish). There was a nice balance of vegetable flavor; one was not too overpowering of the other. I added salt at the end because our olives come from hubby's family and are pretty heavily brined. This is the salad I will make from now on.

naples34102
17
1/20/2009

Fairly basic and average macaroni salad. Since the "creamy salad dressing" called for wasn't specific, I used Buttermilk Ranch. I couldn't resist adding dillweed--this really needed more flavor.