"This is a very basic pasta salad, easily fixed up by adding extra vegetables or some chopped salami." — sandi
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chopped dill pickles
thinly sliced green onion
fat free Italian-style dressing
salt and pepper to taste
This is an excellent basic recipe for pasta salad. I added small amounts each of avacado, cheddar cheese and cucumber. Very good!
Sorry, but I thought this terribly boring. I don't quite comprehend the concept of rating THIS recipe by substituting so many things that it's an entirely different recipe. But THIS recipe certainly doesn't "have it all."
This is closer to my macaroni salad and I like it better without bellpepper. Use a bag of salad macaroni instead of regular macaroni. Chop about a cup of celery and about 3 to 4 green onions, add about 2 tab of pimento,small can of sliced olives and and 3 small chopped gerkins. Mix with a couple of tab of lemon juice, olive oil and a little bit of dill pickle juice. Add salt and pepper and cover and chill for a couple of hours and make sure to chill your macaroni as well. Later mix enough mayo to coat your macaroni and drain a bit of the juices from your mix and add to the macaroni and mix well. Add about 5 chopped boiled eggs and mix well and sprinkle some paprika on top and wala! You have a great macaroni salad!
Excellent Recipe! I used Kraft Greek Vinaigrette dressing instead of Italian dressing. Also I added 1/4 c. shreeded Parmesan cheese & 1/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese. My husband rated it 10 stars (if possible!)Thanks for the recipe!
This pasta salad was so simple and light, we couldn't stop eating it!
I dont know if I did something wrong, but we were not crazy about this one.
I have not made this yet but it pretty similar to the way I make mine and for the people that mentioned that this salad has no flavour - marinate the pasta in the dressing for about an hour or more if you like. I also put fresh garlic into my salad - toss it in with the dressing to marinate the pasta. I also add to mine olives, sweet gherkins. Red or yellow bell peppers sounds great and I don't care much for celery so I would substitute them with cucumbers chopped fine and blotted to get out the moisture. Also I would season with some extra granulated garlic - can you guess I like garlic :)
please, if you're posting about this recipe, DO so, if you're changing the recipe, then post it under custom, where it belongs.You don't help anyone by saying "this recipe is great, add this this and this.." because THAT isn't the recipe that we're trying here! That said, THIS is great as a basic recipe, a jumping off point...you can add many different ingredients to make this one truly your own...if you do, please let us know how it turned out. And post it under CUSTOM VERSIONS! lol
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple Macaroni Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 20
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