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uncooked macaroni noodles (i use whole grain)
softened cream cheese
sun dried tomatoes - chopped finely
Bring 8 cups of water to a roiling boil, add a pinch of salt and a T of olive oil - add noodles, and cook until tender (20 min for whole wheat, less for white noodles)
While noodles are cooking, chop celery, mince sun-dried tomatoes and slice half a can of black olives. Set aside.
Drain noodles when done. Do not wash them.
Pour cooked noodles into a salad bowl, and add the cream cheese. Stir until completely dispersed into noodles.
Add all other ingredients but paprika and stir evenly until salad is well mixed.
Sprinkle paprika on top of salad sparingly.
Chill for several hours before serving. Stir when you are about to serve the salad.