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Creamy Macaroni Salad with Kale

This Creamy Macaroni Salad with Kale is delicious and healthy. It’s the perfect spring or summer dish to toss together for something quick and easy.

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Creamy Macaroni Salad with Kale

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski


  • 1 pound gluten-free macaroni pasta
  • 1 bunch kale stems removed, leaves finely chopped
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise  or Vegenaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. About 1 minute before the pasta is done, add the kale. Stir to submerge the kale in the boiling water. Cook for 60 seconds.
  • Drain the pasta and kale with a fine mesh strainer and run under cold water until cool enough to touch. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a blender, combine the shallot, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and tahini. Blend until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the miso and mayonnaise. Pour the dressing over the pasta and kale. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Macaroni Salad with Kale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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