Not your Momma's Macaroni Salad

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You know how they say your tastes change every 7 years.  I swear that’s true!  Used to I wouldn’t touch Macaroni Salad.  Now… I’ll eat some :).  Potato salad was the same way, but that’s another story for another day.

But when it comes to noodles… I’ll eat them plain as long as they’re cooked.  And Whole Wheat noodles are just as good as white noodles.  In fact lately we’ve been using nothing but whole wheat noodles and once they are cooked I can’t stay out of them. Ha!

Anyway back to the Macaroni Salad… this isn’t your typical Macaroni Salad with mayo, mustard & hard boiled eggs… Nope… This is WWWWAAAAAYYYYYY better 🙂 IMO (in my opinion PC, not information management officer….)

 Not Your Momma’s Macaroni Salad!
And this is very easy to make more or less of!
(Please forgive the picture quality, I took with my iPhone)

Macaroni Noodles, cooked (I used a whole box)
Tomatoes (I used a can, I was lazy that day)
Ham (I used a small package)
Cucumber (I used one)
Olives (I used one small can that was already sliced up)
Shredded Cheese (I used one package)
Ranch Dressing (I used as much as I wanted b/c I love Ranch dressing!)

Mix all together. (easy enough huh?)

Dump the can of olives & tomatoes in the bottom of the bowl.

Dice up your ham

Then sprinkle ham into the mixture

Once you’ve cooked and drained your pasta, add to the mixture.

Don’t forget to add in your cheese

And get your lovely assistant to dice your cucumber for you.  Then place in the bowl

Add in your desired amount of Ranch Dressing

And Mix it all up!

It’s that easy!!! 

Thought this might be a great Spring/Summer Outing recipe to share 🙂

9 thoughts on “Not your Momma's Macaroni Salad

  1. Yum, sounds so good! And I'm like you – I like the whole wheat pasta just as much as the white stuff, if not more! 🙂

  2. Sounds yummy – sorry though, I would MINUS the olives…blech – the rest does sound yummy!
    I make my macaroni salad with diced up veggies, macaroni and Three-Cheese Ranch dressing – gives it a different flavour – Yumm-o

  3. I love macaroni salad and that looks DELICIOUS!! But I'm afraid I have to agree with another person who commented — NO OLIVES! Yuck! I would never have thought to just use ranch dressing as the dressing. What a great idea :0! Blessings to you!

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