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Creamy Macaroni Salad

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A tablespoon of mayo helps lend that tell-tale tangy flavor that everyone loves to this lower-in-fat recipe that instead relies on low-fat yogurt to bring creaminess.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2011

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 hard-cooked large eggs, whites roughly chopped, yolks left whole
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 radishes, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and return to pot. In a small bowl, finely mash 1 egg yolk with a fork (reserve remaining yolk for another use). Add yogurt, mayonnaise, and lemon juice; stir until smooth. Add to pasta, then stir in egg whites, radishes, celery, and pickle. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chives just before serving.

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