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Sea Shell Fruit Salad

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  Pineapple chunks 1 Can (10 oz)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Large shell macaroni 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Uncooked)
  Mandarin oranges 1 Can (10 oz), drained
  Cooked ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut in thin strips
  Cubed cheddar cheese/Cubed swiss cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced water chestnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained
  Lettuce cups 4
For citrus fruit dressing:
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Reserved pineapple juice 2 Tablespoon

Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons pineapple juice for dressing.
Prepare Citrus Fruit Dressing.
Bring water to a rapid boil in a heavy 3 quart saucepan.
Add salt and oil.
Gradually add macaroni, being sure water continues to boil.
Cook macaroni uncovered until tender but firm, stirring occasionally.
Rinse with cold water.
Drain again.
In a large bowl, gently combine cooked macaroni, drained pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, ham, cheese and water chestnuts.
Add Citrus Fruit Dressing to salad.
Toss gently to coat all ingredients.
Refrigerate 15 minutes.
Serve in lettuce cups.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Citrus Fruit Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a 1 quart saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil 1 minute.
Variation Sea Shell Fruit Salad With Yogurt Dressing: Blend 1/3 cup mayonnaise style salad dressing, 1/3 cup plain yogurt and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
Substitute yogurt dressing for Citrus Fruit Dressing.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2750 Calories from Fat 955

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 106 g162.9%

Saturated Fat 42.9 g214.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 547.5 mg182.5%

Sodium 2954.7 mg123.1%

Total Carbohydrates 320 g106.6%

Dietary Fiber 14.3 g57.1%

Sugars 145.8 g

Protein 123 g246.7%

Vitamin A 138.4% Vitamin C 267.8%

Calcium 100.9% Iron 48.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sea Shell Fruit Salad Recipe