Thursday, August 6, 2015

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe


Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.

 Diabetic Exchange

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


    2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
      1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
      2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
      Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 teaspoons sugar
      3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/8 teaspoon pepper
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1/3 cup chopped carrot
      1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 hard-cooked egg, sliced
      Dash paprika


    Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.

    For dressing, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pickle relish, sugar substitute, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, celery, carrot and onion. Add dressing and toss gently to coat.

    Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with egg and paprika. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 111 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.


         Beth Layman  :)

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