Japanese style macaroni salad with ham (Simple)
For the sauce:
(use sugar if you don’t like/have ketchup)
(I use the Kewpie brand)
extra-virgin olive oil
For the pasta:
In a pot, put in water and a small amount of salt.
Bring them to a boil.
Add in the 1lb elbow macaroni.
Stir occasionally so the pasta cooks evenly.
When pasta is cooked, drain, dry, and cool.
Preparing the vegetables:
Chop up the red onion into little pieces. Just a little bit over a cup of chopped red onion.
Thinly cut the carrots and cucumbers into half-moon slices.
Put all the sliced vegetables in a bowl.
Add in about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of salt.
Mix and set aside
Preparing the sauce:
Mix in all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
Preparing the salad:
Drain the vegetables of water
In a large bowl or pot, add in the vegetables, sliced ham, and pasta.
Add in the sauce, and mix everything together evenly.
Optional: add some white pepper and/or lemon juice for more flavor.
Put in the refrigerator if you want to serve it cold, or eat right away and enjoy!