Healtharoni Salad

Healtharoni Salad Recipe

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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*
lettuce leaves, optional
* * * * * *
1/2 c
low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 c
low-fat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp
3/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
* * * * * *
*change elbow macaroni to 1 1/2 cups cooked, rinsed with cold water, and drained, from 3/4 cup dry macaroni
*may use light or low-fat mayo
*addition of 2 tsp. minced garlic from jar to dressing
*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


  • 1In a large bowl, combine all vegetables including parsely. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, until needed.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Cook 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.
  • 4Just before serving, toss vegetables and macaroni with dressing.
  • 5Serve 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