Jax Jag Pasta Salad

Looking for a Jags-colored dish to liven up your tailgate? Look no more! This pasta salad is not only oh-so-savory, it is also Teal and Black, representing our favorite Jacksonville NFL home team!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Rib Finely Chopped Celery
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Shallots
  • 2 (8 ounce cans) cooked, drained black beans
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonaise
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Amarillo Howler Monkey Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Worchestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 Parts Blue Food Coloring
  • 2 Parts Green Food Coloring

Directions

Cook Macaroni as directed in salted water, drain, mix in apple cider vinegar, and set aside to cool. In a separate large bowl, mix mayo, sour cream, milk, Howler Monkey Sauce, Dijon Mustard, Lemon Juice, Worchestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Add 21 drops blue food coloring and 14 drops green food coloring, mix, and repeat until your desired “Jaguars Teal”. Wash and drain cooked black beans until runoff runs clear, then set aside 1/4 cup beans in a separate bowl. Combine cooled macaroni, “Jaguars Teal” dressing, Celery, Black Beans, Shallots, Salt, and Pepper, then garnish with remaining black beans! Your fellow Jags fans will be so impressed, maybe they’ll put Bortles back on their fantasy team! Have fun at the tailgate, and send us your recipes on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram w/#UncageTheMonkey!

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