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Macaroni Salad (Cafe Delights)
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|8 oz (250g)||dry macaroni pasta|
|1/2 medium||red bell pepper, (capsicum), seeded and finely chopped|
|1/2 medium||red onion, finely diced|
|1 small||carrot, peeled and shredded|
|2 dill pickles, finely chopped|
|1/4 cup||chopped celery|
|1 cup||mayonnaise,, (S&W, Best Foods, Hellmann's, Japanese or any whole egg mayo)|
|1/4 cup||sour cream|
|2 tablespoons||white vinegar,, (adjust to taste)|
|1 tablespoon||Dijon mustard|
|2 tablespoons||fresh parsley, chopped|
|1 tablespoon||fresh chives|
|1 1/2 teaspoons||sugar|
|1 teaspoon||minced garlic|
|1 1/4 teaspoon||salt|
Bring large pot of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add the pasta and boil until al dente (just fork-tender), or follow packet directions.
While pasta is boiling, prepare/chop SALAD ingredients and add them to a large serving bowl.
Mix DRESSING ingredients together in a small bowl.
Once pasta is cooked, drain and rinse under cool running water. Drain well and add to the rest of the SALAD ingredients in the large serving bowl.
Pour over DRESSING and toss well to evenly combine. Adjust salt, pepper and vinegar to taste.
Set aside for at least 15 minutes to let the ingredients warm close to room temperature and settle into each other before serving.