Saturday, 7 July 2012

lazy cooks macaroni salad

Hi folks.....finally time to put the recipe of the macaroni salad........quite simply because this time I remembered to take the pics ..........this miserable heat is kinda evaporating my brain cells!
This is a lovely summer salad,even my dear husband who likes only really hot and spicy dishes...likes this....its actually a complete meal in itself.......paired with a cool fizzy drink...perfect!
macaroni -2 pkts(I used 1 shell and 1 elbow pkt)
1 big mango(chopped-diced)
1 cup corn(cooked)
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced cheese(cheddar)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup of hung curd/quark(take approx. 2 cups of curd...put this in a muslin cloth and hang for an hour....you'd be left with 1/2 cup of hung curd.........can also be called quark)
2 tablespoons mayonaise(I used eggless)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of Italian sesaoning
1 tblsp of honey(optional)
METHOD
1.In a huge pan of boiling salted water,cut open and topple the contents of the two pkts(Of pasta).Cook till al dente,(should not be mushy....your pasta should have a bite in it),drain,and rinse in cold water.
2.Take the mayo,hung curd,salt,pepper , italian seasoningand honey...mix it well.
3.Take the macaroni,mango,cucumber,onion, cheese,corn....toss the dressing into it,taste and now refrigerate till its nice and cold.........perfect to have for lunch on a hot sunny day.








On a completely unrelated note.......does anyone know how to reduce blood sugar in dogs,my poor Casper has been detected with diabetes,and its a bit of a mystery out here..the docs want to put him on insulin....I've got a week left to get his blood sugar down(I'd asked for 2 weeks to work some magic),I've got this chap eating lauki(bottle gourd),paneer,and baba ramdev meds..........does anyone know anything else that might help reduce the blood sugar?

31 comments:

  1. Loved this cool and refreshing macroni salad.loved the combo of so healthy ingredients

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  2. looks yummy and creamy..

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  3. already tried this yummy salad;; thanxz ,manisha

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  4. Thanks for visiting my space. Following you back. U have a nice blog here. Stay in touch :)

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  5. Wow I almost feel virtually refreshed.i am big fan of salads and cheese.This has both.I am sure it rocks.
    Try white frangipani flower's leaves( Not petals)but the plant's leaves My mom was a diabetic.this worked.i am not sure if caspar will take a liking to neem and karela leaves otherwise that is excellent too.

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  6. lovely salad. easy and yummy.

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  7. I love the corn and macaroni combo..but have never tried adding the other ingredients suggested here..will try out sometime..

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  8. the mac salad looks delicious..a fav pasta in our family, but i like it unhealthy with loads of cheese, hehe! I wouldn't know how to reduce glucose in animals, but if the same rule applies as human, then I reckon u need to reduce the carb intake?

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  9. Hi Simran ,

    Macaroni salad looks Fabulous !!!!

    Keep on Simran:)))

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  10. macaroni salad looks fantastic.. awesome

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  11. oh wow, this looks amazing. So creamy and inviting, yet so easy to make!! My kids are going to love this!!

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  12. Simran so sad to hear about your dog...must be so worrying...my goldy had a 2nd surgery for bladder stones and nobody know why he got them again...he suffered so badly and so did we in the process
    I hope Caspar doesnt have to suffer much

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  13. Super tempting salad,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

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  14. Not mad this macaroni. A nice summery treat.

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  15. Nice and delicious salad

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  16. Awesome.My mouth could not stop watering

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  17. Looks so inviting and yumm..

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  18. It's been so long since I've had macaroni. This looks great!

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  19. yummyyyyy yummyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  20. Delicious & refreshing, very tempting!

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  21. wow, this is one of the most unusual and unique Macaroni salad recipe..looks and sounds so yum! Good for summer dinners! sorry to hear about your dog. I have no idea how to contorl thier sugar levels..May be a vet is the best bet to ask from..Hope he feels better soon!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  22. This looks yummy and different. Love it Simren :)


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  23. Wow pasta salad looks soo yummy and tempting.

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