Patti's New Macaronie Salad

Patti's New Macaronie Salad Recipe

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Patti Smith

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@webdolly

The taste of honey mustard, balsamic vinegar and mayo really combine well with the tomatoes and tomato juice to make this a bit different. I threw this together today for a picnic, and it really turned out well. I hope you give it a try.
Recipe can easily be doubled or more for larger crowds.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    small macaronie shells
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1/2 c
    diced tomatoes, fresh (i used some of each) save juice for dressing.
  • 1/2 c
    canned diced tomatoes (reserve juice)
  • 1/2 c
    carrot, julienne, grated, or diced
  • 1/2 small
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    black olives, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chives, finely chopped
  • DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 to 1 c
    good mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c
    juice from canned tomatoes, or v8 juice would work.
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp
    honey mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh or dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
    sweet imported paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder (not onion salt)
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/4 Tbsp
    dried, granulated orange peel or use 1/2 tsp fresh peel, no pith (white part)
  • pinch
    granulated sugar or honey to taste, if necessary

How to Make Patti's New Macaronie Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Add macaronie to salted, boiling water in large pot. Use at least 1/2 gallon on water. Boil according to directions on box, about 6 minutes until tender but not mushy. Strain and run cold water through until cool. Strain again.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add mayo, juice from can of diced tomatoes, honey mustard, and balsamic vinegar, stirring contstantly. Taste a little and see if it needs honey and/or sugar, and adjust. Continue adding the remaining dressing ingredients and tasting to your preference.
  3. Put well drained macaronie into a large bowl. Add diced eggs, tomatoes and remaining vegetables, gently stirring in after each item until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Gradually add dressing and stir gently to coat everything. If salad appears too dry, add some V-8 or tomato juice, or extra mayo as you see fit. Chill for at least 2 hours and serve. Next day is even better.

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About Patti's New Macaronie Salad

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #veggies, #macaronie


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