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macaroni salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Elizabeth DEWOLFE
Prescott Valley, AZ

Delicious summer salad. Great on a hot evening!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For macaroni salad

  • 2 c
    uncooked macaroni noodles (i use whole grain)
  • 4 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dill weed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/2 can
    black olives
  • 3
    stalks celery hearts
  • 1/4 c
    sun dried tomatoes - chopped finely

How To Make macaroni salad

  • 1
    Bring 8 cups of water to a roiling boil, add a pinch of salt and a T of olive oil - add noodles, and cook until tender (20 min for whole wheat, less for white noodles)
  • 2
    While noodles are cooking, chop celery, mince sun-dried tomatoes and slice half a can of black olives. Set aside.
  • 3
    Drain noodles when done. Do not wash them.
  • 4
    Pour cooked noodles into a salad bowl, and add the cream cheese. Stir until completely dispersed into noodles.
  • 5
    Add all other ingredients but paprika and stir evenly until salad is well mixed.
  • 6
    Sprinkle paprika on top of salad sparingly.
  • 7
    Chill for several hours before serving. Stir when you are about to serve the salad.

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