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I decided to finally make this mac and potato salad I've had marked from pinterest. It's my two favorite salads for a picnic AND it's gluten free! I haven't had macaroni salad in years because I have found GF pastas crumble the next day when cold. I didn't want that for my salad. So I gave the Barilla Gluten Free Elbows a try. They did not disappoint! This salad came out wonderful, the noodles held up nicely. I also liked that this dressing isn't as gloopy with mayo as other recipes can be, it was just right.
slightly adapted from Lexie's Kitchen
Boil in a large pot of salted water just until tender:
4 medium Russet Potatoes cut in half lengthwise
Remove potatoes with slotted spoon, transfer to plate and refrigerate until cool. Add to the potato water (see notes) and cook according to package recommendations (15-17 minutes):
1 cup uncooked Gluten Free Barilla Elbow Pasta
Strain pasta, run under cold water and transfer to large bowl. Add to bowl:
1 medium carrot, finely shredded
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
Remove potatoes from refrigerator, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and add to the pasta and veggie mixture. Drizzle/sprinkle with and toss:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
In a small bowl, combine:
1/2 cup mayonnaise (if vegan, could use Veganaise)
1-1/2 teaspoons Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1/2-1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2-1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons honey (if vegan, use other sweetener)
Refrigerate potato/pasta mixture and dressing and gently toss together right before serving.
*Re-using the potato water to cook the pasta saves a bit of energy. No need to reheat another pot of water.
*If not vegan, you could also add in a can of drained tuna to this recipe.
I also used the Barilla Gluten Free Rotini pasta for this adapted Rotini Pasta with Sausage, Artichokes & Roasted Bell Peppers recipe. I added in chopped fresh toms as well. Served with salad. It was a delicious cheesy pasta dish with great flavors, even my middle child went for seconds!