My classic macaroni salad with substitutions to make a lighter macaroni salad features all of the classic flavors of the traditional version but gives options. to use healthier ingredients like whole wheat pasta and veggies!
Keyword: Macaroni Salad Classic Light Recipe
Author: Brooke Farmer
113.25 ouncebox elbow macaroni, or (whole wheat elbow macaronidry
1/2cupplain, Greek yogurt or nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4cupMayonnaise or light Mayonnaise
1/4cupSour Cream or light Sour Cream
1tbspSweet Pickle Relish
2ribsCelery,sliced (about 1 cup)
2Green Onions,thinly sliced
1Red Bell Pepper,diced
Cook the pasta according to package directions for al dente.
While the pasta is cooking, make the dressing. In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, relish, and mustard.
Drain the cooked noodles and run them under cold water to quickly cool them down. Add the noodles to the dressing bowl.
Stir in the celery, green onions, and red pepper, and season with salt and pepper. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition info is calculated using lighter substitutionsPer Serving: (1⅓ cup) Calories: 198 Calories from fat: 39 Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 248mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 3g Protein: 9gSmartPoints: 6