Creamy Macaroni Salad

A creamy macaroni salad is a true cameleon... I've had some that were slightly sweet, some savory... It's exactly what you make of it. Below is a great savory recipe, but feel free to alter it and experiment a little!

Ingredients:

1/2 pound elbow macaroni, cooked, drained, and chilled
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup minced scallions or 1 small yellow onion, peeled and minced
1/3 cup minced sweet green and/or red pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons prepared mild yellow mustard
1 cup diced sharp cheddar, or Swiss cheese
Fresh tomato wedges
Boiled egg quarters
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions - Macaroni Salad Recipe:

Make sure that you begin with cooked and chilled macaroni for this salad. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently until salad is well mixed. Cover and chill for several hours.

Pour salad into a decorative serving bowl, or individual salad bowls. Serve garnished with tomato wedges and quartered hard-boiled egg.

Recipe yields 6 - 8 servings of macaroni salad.