Cheddar Macaroni Salad for a Crowd
buttermilk dressing :
green onions (finely chopped)
macaroni salad :
fresh thyme (finely chopped)
Cheddar cheese (grated)
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Cheddar Macaroni Salad for a Crowd
- In a clean bow whisk together mayonnaise and sour cream.
- Add vinegar, buttermilk and garlic and whisk until creamy and smooth.
- Add onion, parsley, salt, pepper and onion powder and mix well.
- Put aside in fridge for later.
- Fill a large pot with water, add salt and bring to a boil.
- Add pasta to the pot and cook for 10 minutes, or until al dente.
- Drain the cooked pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water and let it strain completely.
- In a large mixing bowl add mustard, mayonnaise, buttermilk dressing, sour cream, relish and thyme. Whisk together until combined.
- Fold in macaroni, cheddar cheese, relish, salt and pepper and gently fold with a wooden spoon.
- Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with fresh thyme and serve.
- The word macaroni is derivative of an Italian word maccheroni, which has origins from the Latin word macerare. The Latin word means “to bruise or to crush”, this name was given to macaroni because pasta is made by crushing wheat.
- Did you know? That the average American consumes more than 19 pounds of macaroni each year, while the average Italian consumes 62 pounds!