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Elbow Macaroni and Kidney Bean Salad

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Red wine vinegar adds just the right touch to this delicious and easy dish."
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 147 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Combine cooked macaroni, kidney beans, celery, light mayonnaise, onion, red wine vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until well mixed. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 147 calories; 5.3 g fat; 20.1 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 239 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Made the recipe exactly as written except for adding a little bit of chopped red bell pepper for color. I thought the red wine vinegar in the dressing would brighten up the mayo dressing, but t...

Most helpful critical review

good but all I tasted was onion:( I will make it again but ommit or use way less onion.

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Made the recipe exactly as written except for adding a little bit of chopped red bell pepper for color. I thought the red wine vinegar in the dressing would brighten up the mayo dressing, but t...

I, too, used a little more pasta -- one pound worked for me -- and used regular mayo (that's all I had on hand). We found that it needed a ton of salt, especially after sitting in the fridge. ...

Made this for today's lunch, but I did modify the recipe a bit. First... I used 2 cups of elbow macaroni, as I thought the 1-cup wasn't enough. The salad would of consisted of too many beans and...

This is wonderful. I'm sitting at my table eating this right now for my lunch. I used green onions instead of regular for a milder flavor. Followed the rest of the recipe, tasted and it was g...

good but all I tasted was onion:( I will make it again but ommit or use way less onion.

Made as described, but doubled for dinner. I'm always looking for a meatless meal for one night a week. This fits perfectly. May add other ingredients next time, but this will go in the monthly ...

This was clean out the cabinets week at my house and I had everything on hand..... it didn't taste like much...maybe with a different dressing but then it wouldn't be this recipe.I wanted to lik...

This is a simple pasta salad that's oh so yummy! I doubled it for a family dinner, and it was a huge hit. Only changes I made was adding a half tsp. yellow mustard to the dressing, plus I adde...

First time, 11/21/17: For the 1/4 cup of onion, I used a stalk of green onion, partly for the milder flavor and partly to help use up the bunch! I also used regular mayo. I believe my exact word...