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    The Trick to Making Macaroni Salad

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    20 mins

    10 mins

    Fluffy's Note:

    I found this on another recipe site. I was amazed at how it really works. The trick is not to mix it up right after you cook the macaroni.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • macaroni (the amount depends on how much you want to make)
    • water (enough to cook the macaroni)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the macaroni.
    2. 2
      Rinse it until cool.
    3. 3
      Put it in a covered bowl with about 1 cup of water.
    4. 4
      Put it in the fridge for a few hours or until the next day.
    5. 5
      Stir or shake it several time to "unstick" the pieces and coat them with the water.
    6. 6
      When ready to add the other ingredients, drain the liquid and add to the macaroni.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 04, 2010

      55

      Great tip for any cold pasta-based salad, thanks! I realized last time I made a pasta salad that the dressing soaked right up into the noodles and it tasted too "dry." I was trying to figure out why...This will do the trick, I'm sure! Thanks!

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    • on June 21, 2010

      55

      This "trick" definitely works well. I always have to add more mayo before serving macaroni salad since the dressing always soaks in leaving it dry. I was amazed at the difference it made to let the cooked macaroni sit overnight in the fridge with a cup of water. No more dry macaroni salad.. it stayed creamy even the day after serving it. Thanks for sharing ..it's definitely a keeper.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Trick to Making Macaroni Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (0 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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