Macaroni and Ham Salad

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    4 hours 30 minutes

    Ham and cheese add an interesting twist to an old favourite. I am constantly asked to bring this salad to parties and picnics.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

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

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours30min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta and 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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    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  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    33

    This was alright. I whisked together all dressing ingredients. I used real onion instad of minced.only cheddar cheese.  -  06 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    27

    This recipe was an instant hit at our cookout. Everyone was surprised tasting the ham & the cheese. It was delicious!  -  19 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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