Warning, this is not a low-calorie salad. With that being said every once in a while you have to eat something sinfully rich, high in calories and just plain yummy! Embrace the moment without guilt or fear. I just plain savory the dish and move on. Oh, don’t forget it is about portion control too, I just eat a little. I serve my Mac and Cheese Salad in the summer with other salads that are more healthy, lower in fat and calories giving my guest the option. I must again warn that this salad is addictive. When I mentioned to my daughter another yogi and runner that I was going to blog this salad she said oh I remember that salad very well!
1 box of elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
5 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 bunch scallions, chopped, just the white part(optional)*
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain macaroni and place immediately in a large bowl. Toss with goat cheese until melted. Add cheddar cheese one, continue to stir until cheeses are melted and mixed. Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.
Chill until ready to serve. This is great to make a day head with the flavors intensifying as the salad chills.
* If you want a little more crunch at 1 cup finely chopped celery.