Amish Macaroni Salad

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This is the best ever Amish Macaroni Salad recipe everyone will enjoy eating. It is so filling and just the thing you need when you’re craving macaroni salad. The fresh flavors real veggies like lettuce, onion and bell peppers make this salad healthy and the dill seasoning and mustard, in particular, is what makes this salad come together really well. Along with red bell peppers go ahead and add yellow, green and orange peppers as it adds a nice color to your salad. There is enough protein in this salad from the boiled eggs that are added in the end as well as the carbs from the macaroni. You can also add lettuce, tomatoes and bacon bits to make this salad taste even better. The good thing is when you’re having a busy weekday, you can put this salad recipe together in no time using simple ingredients from your kitchen. Incorporating fresh vegetable salads into your diet through simple, healthy recipes is always an excellent idea for everyone in the family especially kids. No matter what the reason is, you can always count on some of the best healthy dinner ideas like this salad recipe for your family.

The best part about this delectable Pasta Salad recipe is that it can be modified as per your preference. Throw some greens like kale, arugula and chopped spinach in it. Combine some black beans or chickpeas to make it extra wholesome and nutritious. Adding pineapple bits, fresh peas or sweet corn will enhance the taste and give the salad a pleasant sweetness. You can toss in the grilled chicken breast for that extra protein into this salad. You can also add other meats like shrimp, tuna, turkey bacon, ham chunks, etc. Some interesting salad dressing ideas to incorporate into this recipe are Ranch, Italian, Thousand island or French mustard. You can even add spices like cayenne pepper, Cajun spice, or a pinch of cumin powder as well. Spices are not only healthy but add a lot of flavor to salad recipes.

Keep in mind that pasta tends to soak salad dressing and sometimes if you add too much of the seasoning, it could make the pasta soggy in texture. To prevent this, always remember not to overcook the pasta, and the key lies in cooking it al dente. This will ensure and prevent the pasta from getting soggy. Keep in mind that when you add too much mayonnaise or vinegar for the salad dressing the salad can also too runny or taste too vinegar-ish. The key to getting a pasta salad recipe right every time is to add the right proportion of seasoning. This will ensure that your salad is not too runny or dry. Since this salad is served cold, you need to refrigerate it overnight in an airtight container to seal the freshness. You can make it the night beforehand to save time and leave the salad overnight in the fridge makes the flavours mix well together and tastes better. You can always add more salad dressing to the salad the next day just before serving if you need to.

This pasta salad recipe is a healthy, refreshing and an easy meal option for you to make for a large crowd or family dinners. Thank you to Z at the Kitchen Nostalgia recipe blog for sharing this irresistible Amish Macaroni Salad recipe with us. For more healthy dinner ideas do check out the Kitchen Nostalgia blog. Easy, delicious salads such as this recipe are all you need when you crave a good meal. Make some today and enjoy with family!

UPDATE - The Kitchen Nostalgia website link for this recipe is no longer available, and so the link below goes to a new pasta salad recipe instead.

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