It may look like a standard macaroni salad, but this recipe delivers a tanginess and bite that elevates this backyard staple above the norm.
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It may look like a standard macaroni salad, but this recipe delivers a tanginess and flavorful bite that elevates the backyard staple above the norm.
Cheese curds are tricky little guys. While they might be all squeaky and salty when fresh, they can easily turn to rubber if too cold or melt into goo when warmed. What to do?
Pasta salad is my absolute favorite summer picnic indulgence. But I wanted a twist to make it a memorable side dish, especially for a picnic potluck. Last year, I found an old Bon Appétit recipe that used an Asian-inspired base for the dressing: a mixture of sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and a kick of cayenne powder. I added a little mayonnaise into the sauce as a personal preference (what's a pasta salad without a hit of mayo?), and additional vegetables on hand.