Macaroni Salad Makeover

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Think Grandma’s macaroni salad is the only way to go? Try this-I promise you will change your mind!

Ingredients:Macaraoni Salad Makeover

4 cups spinach, torn (1 cup for step 1, 3 cups for step 4)

1 cup whole wheat macaroni noodles

¼ feta cheese, crumbled

2 Tbsp. hummus

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 slice green pepper, diced

1 jalapeno, finely diced

¼ cup black olives, sliced

½ cup crab meat, shredded (optional)

1 handful parsley, chopped

1 Tsp. black pepper

½ Tsp. sea salt



  1. Place 1 cup of spinach and the noodles in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cook noodles for 8 minutes. Drain and place noodles in a bowl.
  2. Add cheese and hummus to noodles and mix to coat evenly.
  3. Add tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno, black olives, crab and parsley. Toss gently. Season with black pepper and sea salt.
  4. Lay pasta over a bed of fresh spinach and serve.


Servings: 4 Prep Time: 4 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes

Nutritional Content per serving:

Calories: 180 Protein: 7g Carbs: 27g Fats: 6g Sugar: 2g Fiber: 4g

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