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Kara's Summer Salad

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is a refreshing and fulfilling pasta salad that has enough protein to be eaten alone as a small meal. The ingredients are more unique and sometimes healthier than many other macaroni salad dishes out there. This was created in my own kitchen recently, enjoy!"
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55 m servings 483
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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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, 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook edamame in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, celery seed, paprika, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Toss macaroni, edamame, chicken, eggs, sunflower seed kernels, Cheddar cheese, and green onion in a bowl; add mayonnaise mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Chill in refrigerator until cold, 30 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 483 calories; 19.5 47.1 29.1 150 504 Full nutrition

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This was really good! I did have to add a little more mayo (the warm pasta soaked it up), and omitted the hardboiled eggs (my husband doesn't like them) and the green onions. I added 1/4 tsp gar...

I make this all of the time, just not with the edamame. If we want it as a full meal I make it with grilled, diced chicken but more times than not, I use this as a standard macaroni salad and o...

Delicious and simple to make!

My son thought it had a delicious flavor and he is hard to please. This was our first time trying edamame and it is surprisingly good. Thanks for a great recipe.

it was a little dry added more dressing but overall it was a good change from normal pasta salads