Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Delicious Macaroni Salad Recipes

Barbeques, family dinners, and holiday season almost always have macaroni salad served alongside the main course. Rather than using the same old macaroni salad recipe this year, consider an out of the box macaroni salad. Included below are four spinoffs of a classic dish that will please all guests, with their taste buds dancing and craving more salad to have with dinner.

BLT macaroni salad
A fresh new take on a picnic favorite this BLT salad is sure to be a hit at the next gathering. It has all the favorites of a BLT plus the great taste of macaroni that everyone loves. Only needing a few extra ingredients, it is easy to make and will be sure to get everyone's taste buds popping. Much like a favorite BLT sandwich, it involves bacon, sliced tomato, and green onions (for the L in BLT). This tasty side dish only takes a total of 20-30 minutes to cook.

Taco macaroni salad
Much like the BLT salad, this delicious twist on macaroni salad is perfect for those who love tacos. This side dish can be served by itself with a fresh made cornbread, it's so hearty. While it might seem different to add hamburger to a macaroni salad, this is a great way to put a twist on a favorite and give everyone something new to try. Consider bringing this taco macaroni salad twist to a potluck at work, or serve as part of a buffet at your child's next PTA meeting. No matter where this dish will be served, it's sure to be a fiesta.

Garden macaroni salad
With people watching their weight and being concerned about eating more vegetables, this garden salad is a great way to get all those veggies and still get the macaroni salad taste people love. This salad is packed full of vegetables and could even have more if desired. Currently the recipe gives foodies; cucumber, broccoli, onion, peas, radishes, and even some Swiss cheese for flavoring. As mentioned, more vegetables can be added to this garden macaroni salad at any time.

Macaroni salad lettuce wraps
While macaroni salad might be a hit with the guests, sometimes it's nice to have it without a big meal. This spin off macaroni salad wrap is ideal for those whom are watching their weight, or simply have a smaller stomach. The vegan chicken and macaroni wrap is delicious and nutritious. The upside to this particular recipe is that it is a vegan recipe.

As another option for this meal, consider serving inside a pita pocket to make it more appealing to children, or to give a little something extra for flavoring.

All together you have been introduced to four new macaroni salad recipes that will get guests' taste buds popping, and give them something to ask you about after dinner. They'll be so interested in your new found cooking skills they'll want to know where you got the recipes. Now, a great chef often doesn't want to give out their secrets, but sometimes it's best to give them hints so they too can host great dinner parties and have awesome food the next time you might come around.
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36 comments:

  1. I like the idea of lettuce wraps or pita pockets. I've never thought of serving pasta salad any other way than by itself!

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  2. Now these are interesting ways to mix up your standard dinner ideas! I might have to try the wrap idea!

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  3. They all sound awesome. What is a summer cookout without a good pasta salad anyway?

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  4. Oooo, I really like your idea of macaroni salad wraps! That sounds like something fun to try!

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  5. The BLT salad sounds really good. I tend to not eat a lot of macaroni salads because I'm not a huge fan of mayo. These sound like really good variations, though.

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  6. I'm not a huge fan of MS, but the family loves it. I will have to try these out and see what they think.

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  7. YUM! I want to try the Garden macaroni salad! Especially since so many things from my own garden can be used in it! Thanks for posting!

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  8. I've been in the mood for some yummy macaroni salad! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  9. That BLT Macaroni Salad sounds fantastic! May have to do that for an upcoming get together I'm having!

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  10. Taco macaroni sounds delicious. Never though of it before, but it does make sense. Yum-o!

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  11. I can't wait to make blt macaroni salad tonight with dinner. I have bacon in the fridge waiting. So excited.

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  12. I am going to have to give these recipes a try! We love a good macaroni salad!

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  13. I love mac salad, but not a huge fan of mayo. Lots of salads are drowning in them. I like the idea of the salad wraps though, will be trying that one out!

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  14. I'll have the BLT version because...bacon. LOL The Taco macaroni version sounds good too.

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  15. i don't know which sounds yummier. taco or BLT salad!! both sound amazing!

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  16. BLT macaroni salad sounds delicious! Definitely trying it out soon.

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  17. I like lettuce wraps but I've never heard of mixing them with macaroni. That one has me intrigued!

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  18. That BLT macaroni salad sounds amazing. Bacon. That's all you had to say. Mmm... bacon.

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  19. Thanks for all of these great macaroni salad recipes. I LOVE a good macaroni salad.

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  20. Macaroni salad is great. It's a total meal in a bowl, and all of these sound really delicious.

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  21. I love the idea of having a ton of garden vegetables with a little pasta just so you feel like you are eating a bowl of pasta.

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  22. A Blt salad sounds awesome! Id love to try this one!

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  23. BLT Mac salad? and lettuce wraps? Sounds amazing, I bet my kids would love it all!

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  24. Those are some great variations on macaroni salad. I am tempted to bring a few of them to my family get together.

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  25. These are some great salads. I will have to try the BLT.

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  26. I actually just had a BLT macaroni salad today that was delicious! I can't wait to try these other 3 recipes!

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  27. My daughter loves mac & cheese. I will have to try some of these ideas.

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  28. the blt macaroni salad sounds good. I'l have to try that this weekend

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  29. I love a good salad! I like the idea of a wrap... maybe this will be how I can get my kiddos to eat some!

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  30. I've never done a spin before. Taco one sounds fantastic!

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  31. Yummy! These look fun. I like lettuce wraps.

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  32. I'm not usually a huge fan of Macaroni Salad. However, the BLT Macaroni Salad sounds amazing!

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  33. Oh the BLT Salad is for me. Anything with Bacon is a winner!

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  34. They all sound good. I think I'd really like the BLT version.

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  35. Garden macaroni salad sounds great. What fantastic ideas for meals.

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