Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Macaroni Salad

Summer Macaroni Salad

Summer foods. I just love them. Barbecues, fresh home grown vegetables, light and refreshing tastes, and ice cold lemonade. There is just something to be said about throwing meat on the grill then serving it up with a cool fresh salad that just says "Summer". It's those no-fuss meals we all have come to love that seems to create some of the best family memories. I remember being at my grandma's house with my parents, brother, aunt, uncle, and cousins all enjoying each other's company outside while my dad man's the grill and my grandma and mom man the kitchen. When the meal was all said and done at least ONE of us would dump a glass of ice cold water down another's shirt and that was that. Another epic soaking battle had commenced. Those memories are some of the best I can remember and I know I will always remember them. Family, good food, and fun.

Speaking of good food and summer fun. How about an easy tasty summer salad recipe?

Summer Macaroni Salad

2 cups cooked gluten free pasta
1/2 cup thawed frozen peas (honestly, I just throw them in the salad frozen and allow them to thaw naturally
1 celery rib diced
1 carrot finely diced
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Mix in a pourable measuring cup the mayo, vinegar, cider vinegar, celery salt, and pepper. In a larger bowl combine pasta, peas, celery, carrot, and onion. Pour sauce over and carefully mix the ingredients all together.

That's all! I hope you enjoy this recipe and hope you enjoy some fun family barbecue's this summer :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds Lovely!!! And in all the busyness at work, I totally forgot my GF Friday post!! D'oh!
    Quick question: I really can't stand Mayo.. what would you recommend as a good replacement???