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Ensalada de Coditos (Macaroni Salad)

Ensalada de coditos (Macaroni Salad) is a great lunch option during the hot summer weather. It's delicious and easy to make.

Course lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword ensalada de coditos, macaroni salad, macaroni salad with ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 427 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup ham
  • 1/2 cup cheese cubes
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for 6 minutes. Then drain and rinse under cold water. Add the olive oil to the pasta and stir to coat. Set aside.

  2. Cut the cheese cubes into smaller cubes.

  3. Grate the carrot and finely chop the onion and celery.

  4. Chop the pickled jalapenos and cut the ham into small cubes.

  5. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, black pepper and garlic salt. Mix well with a large spoon.

  6. Then add the carrot, onion, celery and cheese to the bowl and mix.

  7. Then add the jalapenos and ham and mix again.

  8. Next add the macaroni and mix again until everything is coated in the dressing.

  9. Cover the bowl and transfer it to the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before serving.

  10. Serve with crackers, tostadas or all on its own. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Ensalada de Coditos (Macaroni Salad)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 831mg36%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 2047IU41%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.