Healtharoni Salad

Healtharoni Salad

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Sharon Colyer


I saved this recipe & some others from the pages of the Better Homes and Gardens magazine dated January 1980. I am going to add more macaroni to it & therefore more dressing. You can make it from the original or by trying my adjustments listed below.


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1 Hr
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    carrot, grated
  • 1/2 c
    celery, diced
  • 1/2 c
    cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 c
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c
    radishes, julienne-cut
  • 1/4 c
    green onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed with cold water, and drained, from 1/2 cup dry macaroni*
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    lettuce leaves, optional
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    * * * * * *
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  • 1/2 c
    low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c
    low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
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    * * * * * *
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    *change elbow macaroni to 1 1/2 cups cooked, rinsed with cold water, and drained, from 3/4 cup dry macaroni
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    *may use light or low-fat mayo
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    *addition of 2 tsp. minced garlic from jar to dressing
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    *make another batch of dressing, using as much is needed for the addition of more macaroni; any leftovers can be refrigerated & used for a lettuce salad later by thinning dressing a little

How to Make Healtharoni Salad


  1. In a large bowl, combine all vegetables including parsely. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, until needed.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine dressing ingredients. Cover, and blend or process, until smooth. Put in a covered container, and into the refrigerator, until needed.
  3. Cook 1/2 cup dry macaroni, per package directions, to make 1 cup of cooked macaroni (or cook 3/4 cup dry macaroni to make 1 1/2 cups cooked macaroni). Rinse with cold water and drain. Refrigerate, if not using right away.
  4. Just before serving, toss vegetables and macaroni with dressing.
  5. Serve on lettuce-lined platter, if desired. Makes 4 servings, about 130 calories each (from original recipe).(Calories from recipe with extra macaroni & dressing, unknown.)

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About Healtharoni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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