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Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Macaroni Salad

Simple, easy and cheesy! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:



For the salad:

1 lb. elbow macaroni, prepared al dente/firm
2 large cucumbers (any type)
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic

For the dressing:

1 cup sour cream (not low fat, and not yogurt)
1 cup real mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 Tablespoons dill pickle juice OR white vinegar
1/2 cup freshly grated OR powdered Parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons fresh or dried dill
1 teaspoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste




Prepare macaroni according to package directions for al dente or firm pasta.
Drain well and rinse under cold water until pasta is cold.
Drain well a second time and transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl or food container with a tight-fitting lid.
Peel cucumbers, split them in half horizont\ally and remove all the seeds.
Slice cucumber halves into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Add them to the macaroni.
Stir to combine. Toss in the onion and garlic. Mix so everything is evenly incorporated.
Place all dressing ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
Pour dressing over macaroni salad. Mix well. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.