Messy post but great salad!!
This starts off as Joanna Gaines' Macaroni Salad recipe although there are variations all over. I like Joanna but feel that sometimes she thinks she has to WOW when simpler would be better.
1 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
Joanna wants Hellman's. I'm good with store brand.Also I use about a cup because 1 1/2 cups tends to over dress.
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon Champaign Vinegar
I use apple cider vinegar. Champagne vinegar is too expensive.
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon White Pepper
Mix dressing ingredients together, set aside.
Cook 8 ounces of elbow macaroni according to box directions. Rinse in cold water
I like large elbows
2 celery stalks
1 Cup red bell pepper
1/2 Cup red onion
I use a small Vidalia. I love red onions but they hate me.
1/4 Cup parsley
Nah--what's the point
Not in recipe but in my salad:
1/2 Cup carrots
1/2 Cup cherry tomatoes
Sometimes I cut up an apple.
I've added cheddar cheese but find salad too salty.
Mix everything together, refrigerate for a couple of hours to settle.
It's pretty darn good.
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