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Traditional Pasta Salad

This classic salad is a tasty combination of crunchy vegetables, macaroni noodles and light, creamy dressing. It travels well to picnics, potlucks and poolside – make it ahead of time and chill it in the fridge until it’s time to go.

Prep Time:

15 mins.

Cook Time:

8 mins.

Yield:

6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces macaroni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 large eggs, hardboiled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Blue Plate®️ Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop it from overcooking.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with olive oil to prevent sticking. Add the bell pepper, celery, red onion and egg; set aside.
  3. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until incorporated. Fold the dressing into the pasta mixture and season to taste.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.