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    Summer Picnic Macaroni Salad

    Summer Picnic Macaroni Salad. Photo by Chef #396380

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    Total Time:

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    18 mins

    15 mins

    3 mins

    Chef #396380's Note:

    This is the macaroni salad that is served at every family gathering or picnic during the warm weather. It is a true summer comfort food. It also seems to get better with age. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. 1
      Drain the macaroni.
    2. 2
      Pour a mixture of 3 tablespoons vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar over the drained (still in the colander) macaroni.
    3. 3
      Drain the macaroni (again).
    4. 4
      In a large bowl mix salad macaroni, peas, baby gherkins, celery, sweet onion, tuna, cubed cheese.
    5. 5
      Dressing: Take the mayo, sugar, some vinegar, salt and pepper to taste; mix into the macaroni mixture. You may want to add more dressing.
    6. 6
      This is a very forgiving salad. You can sub salad shrimp, ham or chicken for the tuna or ditch the meat/fish and add some grated carrots (if using carrots you might want to cut back on the sweet pickles), diced zucchini and diced red peppers.
    7. 7
      Chill, check the dressing and enjoy.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 04, 2008


      Very good warm weather dish. I used canned chicken and pasta shells. We will have this again.

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    • on August 24, 2007


      Great recipe - taste is just about perfect. I think next time I'll use a little less sugar and more dressing. I put in extra onions on accident, but I think the amount the recipe calls for would be perfect.

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    Nutritional Facts for Summer Picnic Macaroni Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 593.4
    Calories from Fat 193
    Total Fat 21.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    Cholesterol 42.4 mg
    Sodium 701.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 8.4 g
    Protein 23.4 g

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