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Friday, February 7, 2014
Lower Fat Macaroni Salad - This Is The Food I Eat
I don't eat a lot of pasta or macaroni these days, but "The Hubs" does like a little pasta or macaroni from time to time.
On the night we decided we weren't going to go out for the deep-fried, calorie-loaded Western NY fish fry and went home and made baked salmon with lemon and dill and oil & vinegar coleslaw instead, "The Hubs" wanted macaroni salad. I can't say I blame him, he hadn't had it in quite some time!
cooked elbow macaroni -- used 1 cup dry
It was easy enough to make -- I just had to come up with a way to replace the mayonnaise. Since "The Hubs" likes whipped salad dressing (Miracle Whip) more than mayo anyway, that was half the battle.
I chopped up some celery
Chopped celery -- I like to use some of the leaves too
I chopped up some onion
chopped white onion - but I also like red or Vidalia
Then I pulled out some of the strained plain yogurt I keep in the fridge for smoothies and to use as sour cream or to make tzatziki. I mixed half strained plain yogurt and half whipped salad dressing and mixed it up with the cooked elbow macaroni. I only used a cup of dry elbow macaroni and it made enough for the two of us to have 1/4 cup serving -- and some left for the next day.
The finished product!
I didn't add tuna that night, but you could add some canned, drained tuna if you wanted to do so. "The Hubs" declared it great the way it was!