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Ham and Macaroni Salad recipe

Ham and Macaroni Salad recipe

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  • Salad
  • Pasta salad

A simply delicious pasta salad that combines macaroni with ham, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, olive oil and vinegar. It's creamy but it's got a nice tang, too. Perfect to serve chilled for summer weekend barbecues in the garden!

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • 500g macaroni
  • 120g mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion
  • 110g diced ham
  • 120g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr30min

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook macaroni until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, mayonnaise and mix well. Stir in cucumber, onion, ham and cheese. Mix well. Drizzle oil and vinegar over top and toss. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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Reviews in English (57)

by AK838

This macaroni salad was delicious! I've sampled quite a few recipes from this website, but this was the first one I truly loved. My whole family loved it, including my mother who HATES mayonnaise. It was very light and flavorful, and didn't have the nasty aftertaste macaroni salad usually does. I did make a few changes though. I found that using only 1 tbsp of (extra virgin) olive oil and vinegar was sufficient. I also added a tsp of black pepper and half of 1/8 of a tsp of cayenne pepper to give it a little kick, and whisked all the dressing ingredients together before adding it to the macaroni mixture. I omitted the dried minced onion and cucumbers, and added some scallions along with celery and shredded carrots. 16 oz. of pasta turned out to be too much, so I only used 8. I will DEFINITELY continue to make this. Even if you're not a fan of the traditional macaroni salads, which are usually heavy, you will LOVE this!-30 Aug 2005


This was alright. I whisked together all dressing ingredients. I used real onion instad of minced.only cheddar cheese.-06 Aug 2002


This recipe was an instant hit at our cookout. Everyone was surprised tasting the ham & the cheese. It was delicious!-19 Aug 2002

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