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Garden Macaroni Salad
Serves Approx. 10
Dress up your salad by using a Gelatin Mold!
( 8-ounce) cream cheese, room temperature
cup sweet pickle relish
tablespoon Dijon mustard
cups dry elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
cup chopped cucumber
cup chopped green pepper
cup radish slices
Extra cucumber and radishes for garnish (optional)
Gelatin Mold (optional)
Spray a gelatin mold with non stick cooking spray.
Mix together the mayonnaise, cream cheese, relish and mustard.
While the macaroni is still hot add to the mayonnaise mixture and completely mix.
Add cucumber, green pepper, radishes and salt.
TIP: I used a gelatin mold but if you don't have one you can use a cake pan or a spring form pan and add a small bowl in the middle to make it hallow in the center.
Spoon salad into mold and press to compact.
Cover and store in the refrigerator overnight.
Take the top lid off, press a round platter to the salad and carefully turn over.
Place on counter and carefully release the middle section, slowly pull the mold off the salad.
Garnish with sliced cucumber and radishes.
To Make the Radishes:
Slice on each side and put in ice water. The ice water helps the slices to open up.