Recipe by Barb
"This was given to me years ago by a coworker. This is a very refreshing salad. Add cherries, if desired."
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1 (11 ounce) can
mandarin oranges, drained and liquid reserved
1 (20 ounce) can
pineapple chunks, juice reserved
1 1/2 cups
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
Nothing wrong with mixing sweet with pasta. I have made a similiar dish as this using a different kind of pasta. It's not much different than a fruit salad, but it has pasta. It's very delish. Great for cookouts or picnics. I didn't do the chilling thing though, I mixed it all together at once. And it keeps well too.
Unspeakably awful. We downloaded the recipe and made it as something of a joke, for it sounded awful, but the result was far worse than we expected. Mixing fruit and sweet flavors with pasta must be about the worst idea of the new century!
I brought this for an evening gathering of 12 adults and it was great hit. It is hard to find something that pleases women and men equally, but this did the trick.
I've made something like this, but with Acine de Pepe pasta (small round balls) which adds a delightfully different texture. Additionally, we use fruit cocktail and boil the pasta in the juice mixture. It's now a Thanksgiving Day dessert tradition in my family!
This was a new and yummy side dish for summer grilling. I will definitely make again, I think it would be a great change of pace to bring to a bbq. I did halve the amount of sugar and it was still plenty sweet, will considered reducing even more in the future. Also, I think the ratio of fruit to pasta could be higher and will probably add more next time.
This was an awsome recipe! The texture of the fruit and the pasta was very pleasing and the taste was quite a lovely fruity flavor. Husband and I both loved it. I will definitely make this again.
I served this salad at a Memorial Day Potluck yesterday and it got mixed results; I saw some people poke at it in the bowl and then not take any. Those who ate it really liked it. I think that some just can’t fathom pasta and fruit together. I changed the recipe a little using crushed pineapple instead of the chunks and I substituted Splenda and sugar free Cool-Whip which worked great. Also added sliced strawberries and kiwi as I wanted a “fruitier” salad. I’ll be making this again as all my family really enjoyed it. Try adding extra salt a little at a time if it tastes flat after combining all the ingredients.
One word....AWESOME!!! I made this for the 4th of July and my guest loved it. This is a keeper =)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Macaroni Salad II
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 66
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