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Classic Creamy Macaroni Salad

Posted By Cybele Pascal On 2013/06/27 @ 1:32 pm In Eggs,Fish,Lunches,Milk/Dairy,Mustard,Other Legumes,Pasta,Peanut,Salads,Salads,Sesame,Shellfish,Sides,Sides,Soy,Sulphites,Summer,Tree Nuts,Wheat | No Comments

Classic Creamy Macaroni Salad [1]Excerpted from “The Perfect Picnic” food feature in the new Summer issue [2] of Allergic Living magazine.

By Cybele Pascal

Serves 4 to 6

Free of: gluten and top allergens

Pasta salad may seem like a no-brainer for a summer picnic, but gluten-free pasta can get tough after a few hours, and allergy-friendly mayo isn’t always easy to locate. Luckily, I’ve got a few recipe tricks up my sleeve to tackle both issues.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (230 g) gluten-free elbow macaroni pasta (I use Tinkyada brown rice with rice bran)
  • 1 ⁄2 cup + 2 tbsp (150 mL) soy-free vegan mayonnaise (store-bought or my Rice Milk Mayonnaise [3])
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced or crushed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard [optional, if allergic to]
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) gluten-free sweet relish
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) plain rice milk
  • 1 ⁄2 cup (120 mL) minced celery
  • 1 ⁄2 cup (120 mL) minced red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced yellow onion
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • curly parsley, for garnish

Method

  1. Cook pasta in salted water until tender (do not stop at al dente). Drain but don’t rinse. Spread in a single layer on a baking tray to let cool and dry.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, sugar, vinegar, mustard (if using) and relish in a medium bowl. Whisk in the rice milk until smooth.
  3. Toss pasta in a large bowl with celery, bell pepper and onion. Sprinkle with salt and a few turns of freshly ground pepper. Add dressing, and stir gently to coat.
  4. To let flavors meld, cover pasta tightly and chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  5. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley. Salad will last up to 24 hours.

See Cybele’s recipe for Rice Milk Mayonnaise here [3].

Cybele Pascal is Allergic Living’s Food Editor and the author of three cookbooks, including the new Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking and The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. Visit her at cybelepascal.com [4].
For many more great recipes, subscribe [5] to Allergic Living magazine.

Photo by Chris Gonzaga.


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