This recipe was given to me by a friend and it is the most awesome mac salad – I think what makes the difference is that the onion and celery are so minced (rather than the typical chopped) that you get a coating of them on each and every noodle and that means lots of extra flavor per bite !
232 calories per serving (312 per serving using regular pasta)
8 oz. FiberGormet rotini pasta or elbow noodles
1 small onion, minced very fine
1 c celery, minced very fine
1 c low fat mayo
1 T wine vinegar
2 t mustard
1 ½ t salt
¼ t pepper
Cook pasta according to package instructions and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Combine with all the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors mingle. Let sit out 10 minutes before serving so the dressing warms up a bit and mix well again.
NOTE: I mince the celery and onion together in a food processor, but you can do it by hand if you wish