EATINGWELL: A lighter, healthier macaroni salad
Old-fashioned macaroni salad sometimes contains jarred pimientos, diced ham or pickle relish, but this version is simple and deliciously plain with fresh chopped celery, carrot and onion. A combination of low-fat mayo and sour cream lightens up the dressing, and whole-wheat elbow noodles, spinach and edamame add extra nutrients.
To make ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to three days.
Yield: 12 servings, about 1 cup each
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 3/4 hours
3 cups whole-wheat elbow noodles (14- to 16-ounce package)
3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons sugar