Thursday, August 20, 2009

Avocado Macaroni Salad [Tasty Thursday]

Macaroni salad is usually enjoyed with mayonnaise, which is easier to store as a finished product. But avocados are healthier and tastier! Serves 4.

1 16-oz package elbow macaroni
20 oz of grape or cherry tomatoes tomatoes
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 Vidal sweet onion, diced
2 avocado

1. Cook macaroni in boiling water according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and place in fridge.
2. Quarter tomatoes on a cutting board and pick it up to put it in the macaroni (this keeps the macaroni salad from getting to runny).
3. Dice cucumber thickly and add to salad.
4. Dice onion and add to salad.

If you're not eating the salad right away, stick it in the fridge and wait to perform the next tasks.

5. Peel the avocados and remove the seed.
6. Roughly chop the avocados.
7. Mash the avocados into a paste.
8. Work the paste into the salad.
9. Enjoy!

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  1. That's a good idea! Thanks for the tip.

  2. Wow. It looks amazing. Seems like something yummy is always cooking in your house. I am surely gonna try it. Avocado is very healthy and has many health benefits. It is rich in nutrients and is excellent as conditioner and makes one’s locks lustrous and smooth, it helps to get rid of the frizz from hair, also helps preventing hair loss and its nutrients helps for good hair growth.

  3. yum! Now I'm really hungry. Sometimes I eat guacamole for dinner, this looks like a way to turn it into a respectable meal. I probably won't follow your recipe, just add macaroni to my regular guac...

  4. I love avocado. I'm so excited to try this.

  5. Yum. I'm definitely going to have to try this. I love avocados almost as much as coffee, and this looks like a recipe easy enough for me to manage.


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