Hi everyone you are probably wondering 2 Mac Salads whats that all about well I made 2 Macaroni salads at the same time and it worked out well so I thought I would pass it along to whomever was interested.
You also might be thinking there is only 2 of u why do u need 2 big macaroni salads in the house at the same time- well for some strange reason sinus pressure has been making my jaw hurt and I am on soft food. So one is for me (the tuna mac)and one is for DH (the mexican mac)- he has to pull a double then he will be in a bike ride the next day so he needs to carbo load.
What made it easy to do at the same time well I had the chopping board right next to the sink and the two bowls so it was chop and drop- open cans rinse and drop and both shared some ingredients.
I also had 2 pots on the stove with the combined pasta in them cooking
whole wheat and reg of each kind.
And both salads were so filling we didn't even need to eat anything else so these could be main dish meals.
Ok onto the recipe for
Simple Tuna Salad
This is a picture of the ingredients +* 3 items not pictured in first picture but listed
1/4 cup mayo with olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
* 1/2 a small jar of pimentos.
* The chopped greens of 3 spring onions
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic grated through one of those long narrow hand held graters
(this 47 yr old mind can't remember the name of lol)
2 foil packs Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna in water- drained
I can cannellini beans (white kidney beans) drained and rinsed
I can no salt added sweet young peas drained (can use thawed frozen peas)
1/2 bag Dellalo Organic whole wheat pasta shells cooked to taste drained, rinsed
1/2 bag semolina pasta shells cooked to taste drained rinsed and cooled
Mix all ingredients gently together
Shown with red Sirachi (sp) the asian hot sauce with the picture of the rooster on it.
And now for DH's Mexican Mac Salad
(which happens to be vegetarian)
ingredients are Salt, Pepper,& Dried Cilantro to taste
1/4 tsp dried ground cumin
1 can rinsed drained black beans
1/4 cup chopped tamed pickled jalapeno peppers
1/2 small jar pimentos
2 cloves grated see recipe above lol
1/2 bag Dellalo organic whole wheat Orzo pasta cooked drained rinsed and cooled
1/2 box regular Orzo cooked drained rinsed and cooled
1/2 cup chopped radishes
1/2 ear of raw yellow or white corn cut off of cob
The chopped greens of 3 spring onions
add a lil bit of Maggie and her plastic foot LOL
Mix all ingredients gently together with EVOO ( i just give it a gloss) maybe 1/8 cup at the most I pour a lil and mix until it glosses over
and a few splashes of lemon (dh doesn't like lime very much but it is good in here)
show served with Sirachi sauce
Both are somewhat healthy because of the high protein whole wheat pasta (I have to combine with the regular pasta so dh will eat it) There is a small amount of olive oil mayo used and small amount of EVOO both have great beans for protein and veggies.
Hope u enjoy