Triple Pepper Macaroni Salad

Perfect for a family gathering! You can vary the Peppers that you chose for this Macaroni Salad. Use peppers that your family likes. If you like heat add a Jalapeno!

American

Type of Dish :Side dish

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Ingredients

  • 1 LB Box Small Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 Large Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Large Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 small/med Jalapeno (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Wish-Bone® Robusto Italian Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup diced red onion (add more or less to taste)
  • 1 Cup Hellmann's® Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Cook the Macaroni according to the directions on the box. Do not over cook.
  2. While the Macaroni cooks wash your peppers in cold water and dry with a clean towel.
  3. Cut each pepper in half so you can make a pepper ring. Clean the membrane from the rings and reserve for decorating your dish later. Then clean out the rest of the peppers dice to a uniform size. Be careful if you decided to add a hot pepper to your salad taking care not to touch your face.
  4. Dice your red onion into uniform pieces.
  5. When the Macaroni is finished cooking. Drain well. DO NOT RINSE
  6. While the macaroni is still hot, place the Macaroni in a large serving bowl and pour the 1/2 cup of Wish-Bone® Robusto Italian Dressing over the macaroni. Toss until well coated. Let the Macaroni sit and absorb the dressing. If it looks to dry you can add a little more dressing. You want it to at least be coated with the dressing.
  7. Let the Macaroni cool completely. You can cover it with plastic wrap and place it into the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.
  8. Once the macaroni is sufficiently chilled, add the diced peppers, onion and mayonnaise and mix well, taking care not to break the macaroni.
  9. Add a splash of milk to help thin the mayonnaise if it is to thick. Sprinkle black pepper on salad. Garnish with a reserved bell pepper ring.

Further Information

Yield 10

Preparation Time is approxmiately 2 hours.

Cooking Time is approxmiately 20 minutes.