Garden Macaroni Salad | DRESSED TO IMPRESS! This eye catching Garden Macaroni Salad is made with a creamy sauce made of cream cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and relish along with crunchy fresh green pepper, radishes and cucumber all pressed into an old school jello mold. To make this not only a tasty salad but a fun festive one too! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any special occasion. Impress your guests with this Garden Macaroni Salad!
I have been making this salad for at least 20 years. It is always a big hit! I SHARED A RECIPE WITH YOU THAT I HAVE BEEN MAKING FOR OVER 20 YEARS. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THE RECIPES YOU MAKE OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
Another everyday salad turned “fancy” is a potato salad. Click here for the recipe—->>>>DRESSED UP POTATO SALAD. This Dressed Up Potato Salad is ready for any occasion. Ladies Luncheon, Mother’s Day, Easter, Baby Shower or Bridal Shower. Fancy or casual you can take this salad anywhere!
The key ingredient to making this salad into a mold (other then the mold it self) is the cream cheese. You need something that will solidify once refrigerated.
HOW TO CREATE RADISH FLOWERS
Another Retro ingredient to this salad are the radish flowers. They are fun and super simple to make. First, slice the ends and wash. Then using a small paring knife cut thin slices around the edges in a down motion making sure to leave the petal attached to the base of the radish. Place the “flower” in a bowl of ice water. Let the radish flowers sit in the ice water until ready to use. This will help the radish to open up and become a flower.
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