Friday, June 1, 2012

Macaroni Salad

This salad is pantry-garden friendly and can be adjusted to use just about anything that you have on hand.
It's also great for picnics, summer parties, church dinners, and more!
You can also switch out colored veggies to give extra color.
2 1/4 cup macaroni
3 boiled eggs 
2/3 cup mayo
1 t celery seed
1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles
3/4 cup chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped onions
salt and pepper to taste

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Tip- boil your eggs with them!
Drain the noodles. Peel the eggs and chop them with a fork.
Mix all ingredients.
Add more mayo if the salad is too dry.
Chill well.
There are MANY variations to this delicious side dish.
-add several tablespoons of mustard
-use other seasonings such as parsley, basil, or oregano
-add a splash of vinegar
-use finely chopped carrots or other veggies
-toss in bacon bits and use Ranch dressing instead of mayo or Ranch seasonings w/the mayo
-add chopped ham
-use dill pickles
Endless possibilities!

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