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Best American Macaroni Salad

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Once you try this recipe, you'll be saying this is the "Best American Macaroni Salad" ever!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup diced vine-ripened tomato (optional)
  • 1/2 cup prepared mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Details

Servings 6
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Preparation

Step 1

In a large bowl combine the macaroni, celery, onion, parsley and tomato, if using. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, sour cream and salt.

Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Store covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.

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