Today, what we will be making is a simple and quick Japanese-style pasta salad using macaroni pasta.
Macaroni salad, Japanese-style
What makes this macaroni pasta unique is that we’re using quite a lot of ingredients.
I usually don’t put all these different seasonings in. But I thought the flavor turned out quite good
Also, Japanese macaroni salads often use hard-boiled eggs. But not in my salads! We’ll be using ham.
Pasta salad goes great in the summertime if you have a barbecue, or if you want to take something for lunch to work.
What do you like to put in your pasta salad?
Tips for a delicious Japanese-style macaroni salad
Adding salt onto the vegetables helps to bring out excess water and flavor from them.
A lot of Japanese-style pasta salads call for the use of mayonnaise. If you want to cut back on the mayo, you can add in other things like milk or olive oil.
Add in some white pepper or lemon juice. Completely optional, but I love the flavor.
If you let the pasta sit overnight, it’ll really develop more flavor, as the different sauce ingredients get mixed in and penetrate the vegetables.