A classic macaroni salad recipe that will remind you of your mother’s !
3 cups of macaroni
3 stalks of celery
1 red pepper
1 jar of small sweet pickles
2 green onions
2 cups cubed ham
1 1/2 cups cubed cheddar cheese
For the vinaigrette:
2/3 cup of mayonnaise
2 tbsp. Italian or French vinaigrette
2 tbsp. yellow mustard
2 tbsp. garlic powder
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain.
Grate the carrots. Dice the celery and peppers. Drain the pickles, taking care to reserve 2 tbsp. of pickle preservative liquid. Cut the pickles into rings and chop the green onions.
In a bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients with the reserved pickle liquid.
Place the pasta in a salad bowl. Add the vegetables, ham, cheese and dressing . Mix well .