Simple Macaroni and Capsicum Salad

    2 hours 30 minutes

    A straightforward macaroni salad which uses soup mix, and that is excellent for parties, picnics and those summer day barbecues.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g macaroni
    • 2 red capsicums, chopped
    • 1 green capsicum, chopped
    • 1/2 cup chopped spring onions
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 packet dry vegetable soup mix

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water until no longer hot. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.
    2. Stir in red capsicums, green capsicums, spring onions, celery and olive oil. Mix in mayonnaise and soup mix. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

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    I cook a lot. I've worked in professional kitchens in NYC. I am amazed and I mean amazed, at how good and how easy this recipe is. Usually, I'm all about fresh ingredients, but I have to say that the soup mix really makes the flavor come alive. I did make substitutions: I didn't have any packets of vegetable soup mix, only jars of mushroom soup mix and onion soup mix. I used a little of both until the flavor was at a nice level. Also I added sliced black olives I can't recommend it enough!  -  02 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipie is a GREAT start. I find that if you add about 1-2 tbs of vinegar - and dash of sugar (to taste)- viola! EVERYONE that tries it asks me for the recipie. It's a big hit!!  -  05 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good! Even my dh says so! So it's a keeper! I too added 1/2 C sour cream with the mayo, a little milk, and also added in chopped red onion, pepper and olives. I also sifted the dry soup mix, then crushed the dried vegies then added them back in, for the flavor. Turned out GREAT! THANK YOU!  -  03 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)