Japanese style macaroni salad with ham (Simple)
For the sauce:
For the pasta:
  1. In a pot, put in water and a small amount of salt.
  2. Bring them to a boil.
  3. Add in the 1lb elbow macaroni.
  4. Stir occasionally so the pasta cooks evenly.
  5. When pasta is cooked, drain, dry, and cool.
Preparing the vegetables:
  1. Chop up the red onion into little pieces. Just a little bit over a cup of chopped red onion.
  2. Thinly cut the carrots and cucumbers into half-moon slices.
  3. Put all the sliced vegetables in a bowl.
  4. Add in about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of salt.
  5. Mix and set aside
Preparing the sauce:
  1. Mix in all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  2. Set aside.
Preparing the salad:
  1. Drain the vegetables of water
  2. In a large bowl or pot, add in the vegetables, sliced ham, and pasta.
  3. Add in the sauce, and mix everything together evenly.
  4. Optional: add some white pepper and/or lemon juice for more flavor.
  5. Put in the refrigerator if you want to serve it cold, or eat right away and enjoy!