If you're anything like us, you probably avoid macaroni salad -- not out of dislike, but out of fear, due to its reputation for being excessively fattening. What is
in that dressing? Various oils? Mayo? Sugar? Egg yolks? AHHHHH! Our new Creamy Dreamy Macaroni Salad is breaking all the fatty rules... Check it out!Ingredients:
6 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni with at least 2g fiber per 2-oz. serving (like Barilla ProteinPLUS
2 cups dry broccoli cole slaw
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
6 large hard-boiled egg whites, chopped For Dressing
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda
Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Allow to cool completely.
Combine all ingredients for dressing in a medium bowl and mix until blended. Set aside.
Add all remaining salad ingredients to the bowl with the cooked macaroni. Add dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until completely chilled. Enjoy!
MAKES 8 SERVINGS