Pea and Macaroni Salad
Recipe from Midwest Living

This side dish salad is popular at potlucks and picnics. This recipe makes enough for a crowd; take it to the next picnic or potluck.


Pea and Macaroni Salad

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Servings: 12 to 16
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   cup 
    fresh pea pods
  • 8   ounces 
    dried elbow macaroni
  • 1   cup 
    frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2  cup 
    mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/2  cup 
    dairy sour cream
  • 1/3  cup 
    milk
  • 1/4  cup 
    horseradish mustard
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 3/4  cup 
    thinly sliced celery
  • 2   tablespoons 
    chopped onion
  •  
    Milk (optional)
  •  
    Pea pods (optional)
Directions
1.
Remove tips and strings from pea pods. Cook macaroni according to package directions in lightly salted boiling water, adding pea pods and peas during last 1 minute of cooking. Drain and rinse. Halve pea pods diagonally; set pasta and pea pods aside.
2.
In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper; set aside.
3.
In a large bowl combine cooked macaroni, pea pods, peas, celery, and onion. Pour mayonnaise mixture over macaroni mixture. Stir gently to combine.
4.
Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. Stir mixture before serving. If necessary, add additional milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to moisten. Top with additional pea pods, if desired. Makes 12 to 16 side-dish servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 178, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 18, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (RE) 31, vit. C (mg) 6, sodium (mg) 169, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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