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Caprese Macaroni Salad

When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.
  • For dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dressing mix, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, mozzarella and macaroni. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Top with basil and Parmesan before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 397 calories, 31g fat (8g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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