Hawaiian-Style Macaroni Potato Salad

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If you enjoy dishes that combine the best of all possible worlds, you will definitely want to try this Hawaiian-Style Macaroni Potato Salad recipe. Here, you not only have the exotic flavour of a delicious home-cooked Hawaiian meal, but you also have the tasty combo of the best salad recipes ever invented – macaroni pasta salad and potato salad. Can macaroni and potatoes possibly taste good together? The answer is a resounding yes. And not only that. This macaroni potato salad recipe is packed with tremendous nutritional value, as well.

According to this article, there’s an inside joke in Hawaii that makes fun of North Americans. Apparently, we try to pass off food as “Hawaiian” by adding pineapples to it. When you think of Hawaiian pizza, which is often topped with juicy slices of pineapple, it’s easy to see that this could actually be true. Rest assured, however, this Hawaiian-style salad recipe is authentic, and it contains no pineapples, whatsoever. What it does contain is tons of flavour and a surprising number of nutrients. We often think of macaroni salad and potato salad recipes as completely separate entities, although they do have a lot in common – mainly, they are both major comfort foods. Just imagine when you add them together, how comforting they can be. Especially when you consider that one cup of cooked macaroni contains iron and calcium and is a good source of dietary fiber. It’s also very high in selenium. When you use whole wheat macaroni, you increase your nutritional content even further. One cup of cooked whole wheat macaroni contains all of the above, plus it’s also very high in manganese. One cup of cooked baby potatoes is high in thiamin and dietary fiber; it also contains vitamin C and calcium, and is very high in iron and vitamin B6. These are just two of this macaroni potato salad’s ingredients. Once you start adding more veggies like carrots and green onions, you increase your nutritional value manifold.

Nutrition Facts for: Hawaiian-Style Macaroni Potato Salad from The Country Cook

Ingredients: Potatoes, macaroni, eggs, carrots, coleslaw dressing, green onions.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 390, Calories from Fat 130, Total Fat 14.5g 22%, Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%, Cholesterol 87mg 29%, Sodium 339mg 14%, Potassium 1003mg 29%, Carbohydrates 57.6g 19%, Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%, Sugars 3.4g, Protein 10.0g, Vitamin A 56%, Vitamin C 72%, Calcium 7%, Iron 16%

How’s that for a refreshing new spin on pasta salad and potato salad, Hawaiian style? This potato pasta salad recipe is not only nutritious to eat, but it’s easy to make. It comes from “The Country Cook”, an informative food website created by Brandie, a devoted wife and mother who is all about serving the best food to her family, while still keeping mealtime easy and stress-free. Brandie understands how frantic modern life can be, especially if you have kids. The more hectic life is, however, the more important it is to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. That’s why she is always looking for the best recipes with the least amount of effort, and she is especially talented when it comes to cutting corners. If you’re looking for nutritious recipes that don’t take a lot of time and effort, you can search through a long list of them at Brandie’s site. At the Country Cook, you’ll learn how to make quick recipes for breakfast, lunch, and supper, as well as for special occasions and holidays.

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