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Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

Spicy Macaroni Salad Recipe

In celebration of Memorial Day Weekend, the Bond family threw a BBQ! It was the first time I got to cook Little Leopard originals for my friends and family in Oklahoma!

Buffalo Pasta Salad

This cooking experience was exceptionally excellent because I had a LOT of help! Introducing my entourage:

  • Sous chef: Dad
  • Dishwasher: Brother
  • Taste Testers: Mom and Aunt

Pretty sure my Mom and Aunt got the best jobs in the house, but I was very grateful to everyone for their help!

Spicy Macaroni Salad

The menu consisted of a couple new Little Leopard Originals, a top Little Leopard recipe from the past and Dad’s Oklahoma BBQ favorite!

    Everything on the menu except the dessert was gluten-free and half the menu was vegetarian!

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Ingredients

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
    • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
    • 1 tomato (diced)
    • 1/2 red onion (diced)
    • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
    • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
    • 1/4 cup peperoncinis (chopped)

    Start by cooking the pasta.

    Next, prepare the salad dressing by combining the greek yogurt, vinegar and buffalo sauce, then add the chili powder, cayenne pepper and crushed garlic.

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Dressing

    Whisk well.

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Dressing

    Next chop the tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and peperoncini.

    Drain the cooked pasta, place in a large mixing bowl and add the chopped vegetables.

    Spicy Macaroni Salad

    Next, add the dressing.

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Recipe

    Mix well then place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.

    Spicy Buffalo Pasta Salad Recipe

    Remove at BBQ time and serve!

    Buffalo Pasta Salad Recipe

    This recipe is not for the faint of heart! If you’re looking to tone down the spice level a notch, cut the amount of cayenne pepper, chili powder and jalapeños in half.

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Recipe

    ♣ Vegan Option: Replace the greek yogurt with Veganaise, Vegan mayonnaise.

    • “Add the Meat” Option: Chopped pancetta would be excellent in this salad.

    ♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free pasta such as corn or brown rice.

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Serving Size: 6-8

    Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
    • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
    • 1 tomato (diced)
    • 1/2 red onion (diced)
    • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
    • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
    • 1/4 cup peperoncinis (chopped)

    Instructions

    1. Start by cooking the pasta.
    2. Next, prepare the salad dressing by combining the greek yogurt, vinegar and buffalo sauce, then add the chili powder, cayenne pepper and crushed garlic.
    3. Whisk well.
    4. Next chop the tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and peperoncini.
    5. Drain the cooked pasta, place in a large mixing bowl and add the chopped vegetables.
    6. Next, add the dressing.
    7. Mix well then place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.
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