Saturday, June 6, 2015

Macaroni Salad - gluten & dairy free options




This is your basic macaroni salad…nothing fancy just good old fashioned taste.  This recipe is delicious gluten free as well, just substitute your macaroni and check the label of your dressing. Miracle Whip is gluten free.

To make this salad dairy free substitute Vegenaise  for regular salad dressing.


Add some crumbled bacon or sliced olives for variety.











A perfect summertime side dish!  To lighten it up use a low fat dressing and skip the olives and bacon.


















Macaroni Salad
3 cups elbow macaroni, gluten free if needed.
7 boiled eggs, chopped.
1/2 cup chopped green onions.
1/2 cup sweet pickles.
1/4 cup sliced black olives - optional. (Not shown in picture)
1/4 - 1/3 cup cooked, crumbled bacon - optional.
2 cups Miracle Whip or any store brand dressing.
2 tsp prepared mustard.
1 tsp celery seed.
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 tsp sweet pickle juice, right from the jar of pickles.

Cook elbow macaroni for about 11 minutes, or follow package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix Miracle Whip, mustard, celery seed, salt, pepper and pickle juice. Set aside.

In a large bowl add completely cooled macaroni, eggs, green onions, sweet pickles, and optional olives.
Stir in dressing and mix well. Add optional bacon - reserving a little to sprinkle over top.
Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Remember if you take this along to a picnic it must stay cold in a cooler and don't leave at room temperature  more than 2 hours.




Serve some up and enjoy!



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