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Enhanced Macaroni Salad

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  • Servings:

    Serves 8 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    10 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    10 minutes


2 cups (8 oz.) fortified elbow macaroni (such as Ronzoni Smart Taste or Barilla Plus)
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon mustard, or to taste
1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or to taste
1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup minced onion
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
parsley sprigs for garnish (optional)
Enhanced Macaroni Salad


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in a tablespoonful of salt, then add macaroni and cook until al dente, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Taste, and add more mustard or other seasonings if desired.
3. Add macaroni, carrots, bell pepper, celery, peas, onion, and parsley. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Garnish with sprigs if desired.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2015


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories 160 kcal (8%)
Calories from Fat 27 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 3 g (4%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%)
Cholesterol 5 mg (1%)
Sodium 150 mg (6%)
Total Carbohydrates 27 g (9%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 6 g (10%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a