"Red" Macaroni Salad

"This is not your usual macaroni salad....there is no Miracle Whip in this. When i first saw it i was a little put off because of the looks of it, but was sooo surprised when i tasted it!!Glad i did! Tasty & a nice change.(I put 1 day for cook time as this is best made ahead of time,i am guessing on servings also as it depends on the appetites and the venue!)"
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Ready In:
24hrs 30mins




  • In large mixing bowl, combine your macaroni& diced veggies.
  • (first 6 ingredients.) In another bowl, combine sauce ingredients, blending well.
  • (or combine them in a covered container and shake well.) Pour sauce over the macaroni& vegetables.
  • Mix well& chill.
  • This can be made up to a day before for fullest flavour.
  • Great for a BBQ!
  • May be kept 3-4 days in refrigerator.

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  1. I first had this at my parent's house and was pleasantly surprised! Add a couple of tins of shrimp or some fresh cooked shrimp, lobster or crab and it's fabulousness increases exponentially!
  2. I made this salad to take to a pool party today. It was a nice change from the usual mayo or Italian dressing macaroni salad. Everyone really enjoyed it. I will certainly make this one again. Thanks for posting.
  3. Terrific hit with salad beans!
  4. I cut this recipe in half since I was making for just me and I loved it. The dressing reminds me of the Western French Dressing that is one of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe. Next time I'll have to make the whole recipe.


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