Kara's Summer Salad

Kara's Summer Salad

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"This is a refreshing and fulfilling pasta salad that has enough protein to be eaten alone as a small meal. The ingredients are more unique and sometimes healthier than many other macaroni salad dishes out there. This was created in my own kitchen recently, enjoy!"
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55 m servings 483 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook edamame in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, celery seed, paprika, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Toss macaroni, edamame, chicken, eggs, sunflower seed kernels, Cheddar cheese, and green onion in a bowl; add mayonnaise mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Chill in refrigerator until cold, 30 to 60 minutes.



This was really good! I did have to add a little more mayo (the warm pasta soaked it up), and omitted the hardboiled eggs (my husband doesn't like them) and the green onions. I added 1/4 tsp gar...

Delicious and simple to make!

My son thought it had a delicious flavor and he is hard to please. This was our first time trying edamame and it is surprisingly good. Thanks for a great recipe.

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