"Dirty" Mac Salad

Carol Davis

By
@FadingParadise

This recipe was inspired by a dirty martini. I went searching for a mac salad recipe with green olives. Couldn't find one that sounded good. So I made one up myself.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Is a dirty martini your cocktail of choice? Then this pasta salad is going to become your favorite recipe! Onions and pepper give the creamy pasta a little bite and crunch. The dressing is a nice combination of flavors and gives the dish a different flavor than traditional recipes. In our opinion, the salty olives are the best part. Unusual and very tasty!

Ingredients

8 oz
Ditalini pasta (1/2 of a 16 oz bag, or 1-1/2 cup raw)
1/2 c
fine diced purple onion
3/4 c
fine diced celery
8
pimento stuffed queen olives, diced

DRESSING

1 c
mayonnaise
1/2 c
sour cream
1 Tbsp
yellow mustard
1 Tbsp
olive juice (from jar)
1/2 oz
vodka (optional)
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 tsp
celery seed
1 dash(es)
cayenne pepper (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Allow to cool as you prepare vegetables and dressing.
2Toss pasta, onions, celery, and olives.
3Prepare the dressing.
4Gently fold into macaroni and vegetables. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #macaroni