Egg-Free Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Macaroni Salad With Avocado

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This gluten free, dairy free macaroni salad is also vegan. It is made with avocado, my favorite ingredient! It is easy to make and can be spiced up with a few additions. If you are an avocado lover you will love this recipe!

Egg-Free Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Macaroni Salad

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Yield: Makes 3-4 servings.

Egg-Free Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Macaroni Salad

A delicious, creamy, egg-free, dairy-free macaroni salad served at room temperature or chilled a bit. An avocado-lover's dream come true.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Tinkyada spiral pasta* (For making in advance, try a pasta that contains some corn)
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 large stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 medium or 1-1/2 large avocados
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons gluten free white vinegar (I use Heinz)
  • 1 - 2 pinches of garlic powder
  • Fine sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Gluten free chipotle sauce or gluten free cooked chopped bacon to taste (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Boil macaroni for about 16 - 17 minutes.
  2. Drain and run cold water over pasta; drain; and refrigerate if not ready to use yet.
  3. Mash avocado; and immediately add vinegar to prevent browning.
  4. If using, add chipotle sauce stir to incorporate.
  5. In a medium to large sized bowl, add macaroni and top with avocado, celery, onion, and bacon bits, if using.
  6. Add a lot of sea salt and pepper; and toss until macaroni is well coated.
  7. Top with additional chopped red onion or bacon bits.
  8. Chill for a short time and serve.

Tips

If you wish to use fresh garlic just chop off ends of garlic, peel, chop and smash with and salt while chopping. This will create a nice paste. I suggest using a food processor to blend into the avocado so that the garlic is dispersed throughout the mixture.

The photo above shows this recipe made without chipotle sauce or bacon bits, but I love it with chipotle sauce!

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