Oriental Macaroni Salad

Oriental Macaroni Salad
Delicious cream pasta salad is a nice change from the traditional sweet macaroni salad.

A different twist on the traditional macaroni salad.  If you don’t like the sweet creamy salad, this one is definitely for you!

Oriental Macaroni Salad Recipe

2 C uncooked elbow macaroni

2 large carrots or 15 baby carrots cut into 1 ” julienne strips

1 C snow peas cut into diagonal strips

2 green onions finely chopped

1/2 – 1 whole green pepper (or red) thinly sliced or julienne in 1″ pieces

 

Dressing

1/2 C Light mayonnaise

1/2 C sour cream – or light sour cream

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp pepper

 

Begin by cooking macaroni according to package directions.  Once cooked, rinse in cold water.  Add pasta to a large mixing bowl and combine with the vegetables.  Stir together gently until you have a nice mixture.

The dressing ingredients can be combined in a small bowl or a jar with a lid and then shaken.   Stir the dressing ingredients into the pasta and vegetables.  Chill until ready to serve.  The flavors will mellow as it sits until service time.

Oriental Macaroni Salad
Stir in the dressing and chill the salad until ready to serve.

 

 

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