Summer Macaroni Salad
Now, usually I loathe macaroni salad. Mushy pasta covered in a goopy mayo/mustard mixture with mystery flecks of color added for good measure. YUCK.
But this? Let's just say I made it for the second time in less than a week tonight and we all had second helpings. Even me.
The original recipe can be found here. I left out the dijon mustard because MUSTARD. Ew. I reduced the sugar to 1 tablespoon because I don't like savory dishes to be overly sweet. Using sweet peas instead of plain petite peas made it plenty sweet if you ask me. I also omitted the olive oil, but not on purpose. I merely forgot it the first time I made this and found it didn't really need it. Why not save a few calories, especially since this does contain mayonnaise? I just put all the ingredients for the dressing in the measuring cup that came in my immersion blender and processed them like that. Made for a really easy clean up, as opposed to using a food processor (which I don't own anyway) as the instructions say.
Seriously though. Try it. It's FANTASTIC!