Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mardi Gras Macaroni Salad-Dyed Pasta

So-many-possibilities... The starting point for this Mardi Gras Macaroni Salad is dying the pasta gold, green and purple, from there, what sounds good? Want a simple pasta salad with a little Cajun seasoning-done. Want a Muffaletta Pasta Salad by adding deli meat and cheese and some pickled peppers or giardiniera-done. How about a Cajun Seafood Pasta Salad by adding some shrimp and crab-um, also done:@) Have fun with it and change it up to your liking, you know your crowd.

Colorful and festive!

Directions for Dyed Pasta:
  1. For each cup of cooking water use 20 drops of food coloring. (Use a little less blue than red for the purple.)
  2. Cook pasta per directions on the package or until desired doneness, drain and run under cold water until the water runs clear.
  3. Make your favorite pasta salad recipe and enjoy!


  1. Now that is festive! Love the colors! Thanks for the numerous ideas for making a tasty macaroni salad!

  2. This is such a fun way to jazz up a simple pasta salad! Perfect for Mardi Gras.

  3. I love the color Lynn, I've never dyed pasta before! I'm drooling over those beignets on your sidebar now :)

  4. My Goodness!! Isn't this interesting!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  5. Kids would love this...big kids too! Hugs!

  6. Those shots remond me of Jeyy babies somehow. very colourful

  7. yesssss. I am doing this!!!! Now I need to go check my calender to see when Mardi Gras is. hahaha

  8. This would be a big hit on the coast Lynn! I love the idea of a muffuletta salad made with your colorful pasta! So festive!

  9. I love how you make simple foods so festive and fun, Lynn! My grands would so love doing this.
    Happy Sunday!

  10. Such a fun idea! Until recently I helped in the nursery at our church. One of the leaders dyed all kinds of pasta and the kids just played with it. They had so much fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Hi Lynn,
    Your Mardi Gra Macaroni and your salad looks delicious and the colors are just right on! Happy Fat Tuesday! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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