I love macaroni salad, but wanted something a bit lighter. I looked through a lot of recipes and combined the best of all, and added my special touch--this was a big hit even among folks who don't normally like macaroni salads. The peas are the real surprise.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing:

Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, rinse, and transfer to a bowl.

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  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, salt, and pepper for dressing in a small bowl; mix well. Pour over pasta.

  • Add dressing, green onions, celery, bell pepper, peas, and parsley to the pasta. Mix until well combined.

  • Chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 25g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 5.9mg; sodium 93.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
4.25.20 The peas certainly are a nice addition, but the surprise and star IMO is the dry mustard. That little zing that you get from the dry mustard makes it distinctively different from any macaroni salad that I’ve ever made. We liked this a lot and like that it’s lower in calories and fat than most other mac salad recipes. Thanks for sharing your recipe, we enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2020
4.25.20 The peas certainly are a nice addition, but the surprise and star IMO is the dry mustard. That little zing that you get from the dry mustard makes it distinctively different from any macaroni salad that I’ve ever made. We liked this a lot and like that it’s lower in calories and fat than most other mac salad recipes. Thanks for sharing your recipe, we enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
No changes. I loved it. Read More