Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Macaroni Salad

Sometimes, you just want the basics. Summertime, holidays, melancholy -- all of this can deepen our desire for the foods of our youth -- including that old standby of the church picnic: macaroni salad I thought this was a particularly nice version of macaroni salad (even though it makes enough to feed an army).

Macaroni Salad
Found Recipe

1 package macaroni
1 1/2 c celery, diced
1 1/2 c cabbage, shredded
2 pimientos
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1 T lemon juice

Cook macaroni. Drain and chill.

Combine vegetables. Season with salt and paprika and lemon juice. Mix with mayonnaise and serve.

Note - I didn't have any pimientos in the house, so I would up doubling the amount of cabbage. This is really pretty much a clean-out-the-fridge kind of dish -- if you can eat the vegetable uncooked, then you can add it to this salad. I could see adding zucchini, broccoli, and red pepper flakes. Possibly even pickles or capers.

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