Shonni's Macaroni Salad
My friends request this salad at every gathering!
1 lbelbow pasta, cooked according to package directions and well drained
1 1/2 tspsweet lime pepper marinade & seasoning (if you can't find this in spice aisle, use equal parts salt, pepper, sugar and lime rind to make your blend - just as good!)
4 Tbspseasoned rice vinegar
1 largebell pepper, diced
3 stalk(s)celery, diced
2 largecarrots, diced
1 can(s)water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and diced
1/2 ccrumbled cheddar and monterey jack cheese
How to Make Shonni's Macaroni Salad
- In large bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime-pepper seasoning, and rice vinegar together. Consistency should be similar to blue cheese dressing - thick, but not as thick as mayo. Taste. Should be a little sweet - if not sweet enough, add a little table sugar. Mix well.
- Dice all veggies (approx. ½”) and add to dressing mixture. Add pasta - mix well. Add cheese - mix well and chill.