Summer is here and that means barbecues and macaroni salad. Here’s a fun, fresh and new way to serve one of your favorite dishes: mac and cheese salad in a lettuce cup!
I’ve been indulging a little too much lately and have been eating a ton of salads over the past couple of days. And with our abundance of lettuce from our garden, we’ve been chopping lettuce up for tacos and throwing everything into a lettuce cup! In my mind, a lettuce cup (or wrap) is a great way to reduce the carb intake and eat a little lighter.
These babies combine two things I love: lettuce cups and mac and cheese salad. Every summer I make this recipe and will vary the ingredients depending on what I have in my refrigerator. . but it all starts with and revolves around my cheese. I’ve got to have my fresh Wisconsin mozzarella in there. No macaroni and cheese salad is complete without it.
- ½ pound elbow pasta, dry
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced
- ½ cup celery, diced
- ½ red onion, diced
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1 cup green olives, chopped
- 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 heads lettuce, such as Boston Bibb or romaine, washed and separated
- For instructions, visit All Things Mac and Cheese for the complete recipe
Click here for this recipe over at All Things Mac and Cheese. . I hope you enjoy it!
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