"Dirty" Mac Salad

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Carol Davis

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@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.

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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! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

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  • 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)

How to Make "Dirty" Mac Salad

Step-by-Step

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

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About "Dirty" Mac Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fourth of July!
Hashtag: #macaroni




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