"Dirty" Mac Salad

7
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)

How to Make "Dirty" Mac Salad

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.

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About "Dirty" Mac Salad

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