Saturday, June 11, 2011

ELBOW MACARONI SALAD with BASIL-GARLIC MAYO DRESSING


As promised, here is my fresh, easy, quick pasta salad that can be ready in as little as 15 - 20 minutes: in the time elbow macaroni are cooked, veggies can be diced and dressing whipped together- Bone appetite!



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ELBOW MACARONI SALAD with BASIL-GARLIC MAYO DRESSING

Ingredients for salad:
2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
1 large tomato, diced
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced black olives
2 scallions, sliced to circles

Directions:
Put all the ingredients into a large enough bowl and toss to combine.

Ingredients for basil-garlic mayo dressing:
1/2 cup basil-garlic mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp sweet&hot deli mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:
Put all ingredients into a large enough bowl and stir to combine, pour over the elbow macaroni veggie mix, and stir to combine.

Ingredients for topping:
shredded Roman lettuce
fresh blueberries
fresh strawberries

8 comments:

  1. Oh, Mateja, this looks so wonderful and refreshing. The dressing sounds fabulous!!!

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  2. I love pasta salads and yours look very tempting. now, that basil garlic mayo, oh, I better behave myself or my doctor won't be that happy if I pig in

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  3. Love this quick and easy recipe, sounds delicious!

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  4. This salad looks delicious! I like the fact that it is so easy to make and yet so tasty!!

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  5. This could be the main course or the side, perfect salad.

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  6. I like simple salads that are full of flavor and easy to make. It looks like your salad fits the category :)

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  7. Mateja this looks really really good! Great colors!!!

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  8. good posting about ELBOW MACARONI SALAD with BASIL-GARLIC MAYO DRESSING

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