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Show-Off Salad Recipe
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Show-Off Salad Recipe

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People tell me they can't stay away from this fresh-tasting salad, with its layers of lettuce, green pepper, cucumber, macaroni, hard-cooked eggs, ham and more. Mustard and pepper give a little zip to the creamy mayonnaise dressing. -C. Neomi Drummond, Des Moines, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham, optional
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown or horseradish mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 200 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.
  2. Place lettuce in a shallow 3-qt. dish; top with the green pepper, cucumber, macaroni, eggs, cabbage, red onion, carrots, ham if desired, peas and cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, sour cream, 1/4 cup of green onions, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper; spread over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining green onions. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Show-Off Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 200 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Show-Off Salad(7)

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

This is so good. Lots of fresh veggies and a different dressing. A keeper!

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

I love this salad and so do my friend's! It's interesting how layering the ingredient's makes it taste so different than a traditional macaroni salad. The cold macaroni on the bottom keeps the entire salad chilled, I think that is one reason it is so cool and refreshing to eat. =) Yum !

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

This is amazing and so delicious! Travels well, too. Sometimes I substitute regular mustard and prepared horseradish if I am out of horseradish mustard. I have seen people fight over leftovers. haha

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

This salad is one my family absolutely loves and we make it every chance we get. It's so good, it's a keeper for sure and definitely going in my recipe box.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

I can't really add to the previous comments. My daughter loved it. So much more colorful than most other macaroni salads, with the added plus of saving time as it is made ahead.

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