Cobb Macaroni Salad Recipe

Let the almighty Cobb salad inspire your next macaroni dish.Let the almighty Cobb salad inspire your next macaroni dish.Macaroni salad recipes abound, but personally we like removing almost all of the mayonnaise in order to incorporate cheese into the mix. The Cobb salad, one of California's great contributions to the universe, (besides after-work surfing excursions), features umami-packed blue cheese. Plus, who wouldn't want bacon in their macaroni salad?

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Scrap the salad greens and sub in macaroni for a delightfully busy pasta salad that's almost as
attractive as it is delicious. Serve with grilled chicken for a satisfying weeknight dinner, and
savor the leftovers for lunch the next day. Here's what you'll need to know:

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Servings: 8
1 pound macaroni
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
3 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped
1 ripe avocado, diced
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup chives, finely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Boil macaroni in a large pot of salted water according to package directions.
Drain and transfer to a bowl.
2. Toss with the mayonnaise to coat, and allow to cool to room
3. Toss macaroni with the rest of the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and
refrigerate until 30 minutes before serving - it tastes better at room temperature.

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

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