Macaroni Salad


  • 3 Liters Water
  • Salt (1/2 tablespoon for the pasta, 1 teaspoon for the carrots)
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 bag of elbow pasta (can use other shapes too)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mexican sour cream (aka crema)
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 14oz ham
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese


  1. preheat two medium saucepans. One with approx 2 liters of water and the other with 1 liter of water
  2. In the pot with 2 liters of water add 1/2 tablespoon of oil and 3 tablespoons of oil, garlic, onion and cover with a lid to bring to a boil. Once boiling add the pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. In the pot with 1 liter of water at 1 teaspoon of salt. Peel and chop the carrots into small pieces. Once the water is boiling add the carrots and cook for 8-10 minutes
  4. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop them from overcooking
  5. Drain the carrots
  6. Cut the ham, and cheese into small cubes
  7. In a large bowl mix together the mayonnaise, crema, mustard, and pepper
  8. Add the macaroni, ham, cheese, and carrots in and mix until everything is combined
  9. Enjoy!