10 September 2009

Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes

**Servings: 7 **Size: 3/4 cup **Points: 2.5

6 oz uncooked elbows (I used a whole grain noodle)
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup light Miracle Whip (she used light mayo)
1 Tbsp white vinegar
dash garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
2.5 oz sliced black olives (this was about 20 medium olives)
salt and pepper

Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.

In a medium bowl, combine all the other ingredients (not the noodles yet) including any juice from the tomatoes). Mix well. Add elbow noodles and mix well.

This is a great salad to make for Potlucks. It is a healthier choice than some of the other VERY high fat salads that are brought to BBQ's and potlucks. The salad was even better after it had time to sit and let the flavors mix. Yummy!!! I found this recipe on a blog called Gina's Weight Watcher's Recipes (I linked her blog over on the left too). She has A LOT of good recipes on there that are healthy and they all include WW points values. Very helpful for finding good recipes. I'm going to be looking there for more dinner recipes.