Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Best Macaroni Salad EVER!

 I love macaroni salad. I'll eat it in summer, fall, matter what the season (I feel the same way about soups and stews). For years I've tried to figure out how to make a flavorful salad. Through trial and error, I've finally come up with an easy, flavorful dressing for mac salad and you won't believe what the secret ingredient is! I'm not telling, you'll have to read the recipe to find out for yourself :)

Basically, you can make your mac salad the way you normally do, with this variation for the dressing:

Dressing Mix
Ranch Dressing
Onion powder (because I don't like raw onions)
Knorr Vegetable seasoning mix (the kind you use for spinach dip)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine ranch dressing and mayo and stir until it's blended well (I never measure so you'll have to eyeball this a bit).
Pour in the vegetable seasoning mix (for a large bowl you can use all of it--smaller portions only use about half), salt, pepper, and onion powder. 
Mix until it's well blended.
Spoon dressing mix into bowl and mix until everything is covered well.

Chill in the fridge for a couple hours and enjoy!