Old Fashioned Easy Macaroni Salad

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This old fashioned macaroni salad is just the thing to serve at picnics, barbecues, and potluck dinners. This chilled salad is creamy, tart and sweet this with a combination of flavors that will bring back memories of home. This easy salad recipe calls for rice vinegar, but you can substitute for your favorite white vinegar and adjust the sugar accordingly. You might need more sugar if you use a stronger flavored vinegar. With pimento, yellow mustard, and grated carrots there is a nice pop of color in this easy, delicious salad you will be sure to make again.

This easy salad recipe is just one of the ways you can enjoy pasta. Pasta is one of the most popular and versatile ingredients you will find in the world, and it's difficult to imagine life without it. The first mention of pasta was made in a book in 1151. Pasta is usually made from durum wheat flour, but now more than ever there are all sorts of gluten-free varieties available. Most pasta fall under two categories being either dry or fresh. There are more than 600 types of pasta, with over 1300 names. The three most popular types of pasta are spaghetti, penne, and macaroni. Fresh egg pasta contains egg, which makes them more tender when cooking. Dried pasta varieties double in size when cooked and are often served with thick sauces. The traditional Italian way of cooking pasta is known as al dente, which leaves the pasta with a bit of bite. A trick to know if pasta is cooked properly, says that the pasta should stick to a wall when it is thrown. The Ancient Romans were known to fry their pasta. The three most popular pasta recipes are spaghetti bolognese, lasagna, and macaroni with cheese. Uncooked dry pasta can be kept in the cupboard for up to a year. Cooked pasta can be frozen and then reheated if used within three months. Pasta was traditionally eaten by hand.

The pimento peppers used in this old fashioned quick pasta recipe idea give the salad recipe idea a nice splash of color. Pimiento also known as the cherry pepper is a variety of large, red, heart-shaped chili peppers. The flesh of the pimiento pepper is succulent, sweet and more aromatic than the red bell pepper. Some varieties of pimientos are hot. Pimentos are typically used fresh or can also be pickled. Sweet pimiento peppers are the popular red stuffing that you will find in prepared, Spanish, green olives. Originally, the pimiento pepper was hand-cut into small pieces, then hand-stuffed into each olive to help balance out the olive's strong, salty flavor. This easy salad recipe for old fashioned macaroni salad can be found on the Syrup and Biscuits recipe site. This is just one of the quick pasta recipes you will fin on the site. Other southern-inspired recipes you will find include appetizers, beverages, bread, breakfast recipes, main dish, dessert ideas, salad recipes, side dish, soups and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad from Syrup and Biscuits
Ingredients: Macaroni, oil, mayonnaise, pimento, rice vinegar, granulated sugar, mustard, kosher salt, ground black pepper, celery, sweet onion, carrot.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 382, Calories from Fat 121, Total Fat 13.4g 21%, Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 954mg 40%, Potassium 233mg 7%, Carbohydrates 56.1g 19%, Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%, Sugars 17.7g, Protein 7.3g, Vitamin A 57%, Vitamin C 34%, Calcium 5%, Iron 12%

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