Cheddar Macaroni Salad

*Cheddar Macaroni Salad*
Serves 6

A simple, yet very tasty salad!

115g of elbow macaroni, uncooked (1 cup)
60g grated strong cheddar cheese (1/2 cup)
1 large stalk celery, trimmed, de-stringed and chopped
3 TBS finely chopped green pepper
2 TBS finely chopped red onion
55g good quality mayonnaise (1/4 cup)
30g of sour cream (1/4 cup)
2 TBS French Dressing (see recipe below)
1 TBS sweet pickle relish

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions until tender.  Drain well, rinse with cold water and drain again.  Toss into a bowl along with the cheese, celery, green pepper and onon.  whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, French dressing and  pickle relish.  Fold into the macaroni mixture.  Cover and chill for several hours.

For the French Dressing - This makes a great all round salad dressing
Combine 120ml salad oil (1/2 cup), 2 TBS white wine vinegar, 2 TBS fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar, 3/4 tsp dry mustard powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp paprika and a few dashes hot pepper sauce in a jar with a tight fitting lid.  Screw the lid on tightly and shake.  Chill and shake again before serving.  Makes about 180ml (3/4 cup)
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