Tangy Macaroni Salad

November 09, 2016 By: Comments
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15 minutes
20 minutes
Summer time is prime time for prepared salads that marry well with burgers, sandwiches or as stand-alone entrees. One dish that never fails to earn rave reviews is a tangy macaroni salad, Hawaiian style thanks to the sweetness of the carrots that define it. This is a great salad for moms on a budget with filling portions of pasta and simple ingredients. Don't skimp on the carrots for texture as this creamy salad can become mushy otherwise. Tip: Place your serving bowl over a larger bowl of ice to keep salad cool for second helpings.


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  1. Prepare pasta water by adding 1 pinch of salt and olive oil. Boil pasta until elbow macaroni is al dente, cooked well but slightly firm. Drain pasta and place in fridge to cool.
  2. Finely grate carrots and mix them with the sugar. Set 1/4 of the carrots aside in a separate bowl.
  3. Once pasta has cooled, mix in mayo and carrots. Stir well and add pepper and remaining salt. Garnish with remaining carrots and serve.