Kittencal's Mediterranean Macaroni Salad

12
Servings
1d
Prep Time
0m
Cook Time
1d
Ready In


"My own recipe, you won't find this anywhere else, if you love the full flavors of Mediterranean then you will love this salad, I usually add in kalamata olives and the grape tomatoes, however when I snapped this photo I did not have either in my fridge but I do strongly suggest to add them. PLAN AHEAD! -- the dressing must be made one day ahead to intensify flavors, and make sure that before you make the dressing that you have all the ingredients listed in the recipe to make it, if you omit or change any of the dressing ingredients the flavor will be reduced, also the prepared salad needs at least 6 hours of refrigeration time before serving, longer time is even better! Except for the dressing, the salad ingredients may be adjusted to suit your taste."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
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  • DRESSING
  • SALAD INGREDIENTS

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (180.6 g)
  • Calories 527.7
  • Total Fat - 33.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 168.1 mg
  • Sodium - 856.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 22.2 g
  • Calcium - 228.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

FOR THE DRESSING


Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend for about 20 seconds. Transfer to a glass jar, cover with a lid and refrigerate 24 hours.

Step 2

Cook the pasta until al dente; drain then rinse under very cold water; drain very well. Transfer to a large bowl. Mix in next 6 ingredients (eggs to olives). Pour in dressing; mix very well.

Step 3

Season with salt and lots of pepper and more oregano.

Step 4

Cover and refrigerate for at least six hours, more if better.

Step 5

*BEFORE SERVING*; mix in grape tomato halves, now if you find that the salad is to dry for your taste, mix in some olive oil.

Step 6

Serve and enjoy!

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Related

QueenBea

I made 3 batches of this as instructed except for omitting the tomatoes and served it at a baby shower and everyone ranted and raved about this. This will see to many repeats. Great salad, 5 stars all the way!!!!

review by:
(21 Mar 2016)

ImOutOfThyme

This is so good in the hot weather. Make it up early in the morning and it's ready to go when you need it during the heat of the day. It tastes so yummy, you will want seconds, so if your having a big crowd make sure you make enough. One of my go to macaroni salad recipes from here on out!

review by:
(10 Jun 2014)