Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Macaroni Salad

Summer time is a great time to go to barbeques and other social type functions. When we are invited to a barbeque where we are asked to bring something, we are usually asked to bring our Mac Salad.  We always like lots of stuff in our macaroni salad, so there are lots of flavours and colours in each bite.  So here is our way of making the salad:

About half of a bag (maybe a little more) of Scoobi-Do Noodles (that is what Italpasta calls them, but they are just like really swirly macaroni's) and you can use any noodles, really.
Salad dressing found here
3 heaping table spoons of mayonnaise
8 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
1 can of tuna
2 chopped up, hard boiled eggs
1 small tomato, seeded and diced
1 shallot, finely chopped (or about half a red onion)
2/3 cup of chopped broccoli
2-3 dill pickles finely diced
1 cup of shredded marble cheese (or any other cheese you prefer)

Cook the noodles according to the package until tender.  While the noodles are cooking, prepare the veggies and the bacon.  In a large bowl, pour about 1/4-1/3 cup of the salad dressing and add the mayonnaise, whisk together (If, at the end, the salad seems a little dry, you can always add more, but it is hard to take away).  Add all of the ingredients, leaving a little bacon and cheese out to top at the end for decoration.  If you have some chives growing erratically in the garden, you can cut some up for the top of the salad as well.


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