Make sure to add enough salt/seasoning for maximum flavor. For this much pasta, you must add enough salt to bring out the tasty flavors. Best part about this salad is that you can totally customize it the way you want. Add more of less of any ingredient to make it perfect to your personal taste!
For the Salad:
12-16ounces(340-454g)dried macaroni pasta(or pasta of choice), cooked to package instructions
2cups(227g)chopped cooked ham
2boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
2-3stalkscelery, sliced thin
1/4cup(40g)minced red onion
1/2cup(75g)diced bell pepper
For the Dressing:
1/4cup(60ml)distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1teaspoon(5ml)salt, or to taste
Prepare the pasta: Fill a large bowl (big enough to hold cooked pasta) halfway with ice water. Boil pasta to package instructions. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water and shock the pasta by adding it to the cold water to get it cold fast. Once cold, drain the pasta, transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
In bowl large enough to fit all the pasta, make the dressing first: add mayo, vinegar, sugar, mustard, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
Add the pasta, ham, boiled eggs, celery, onion, bell pepper and parsley. Combine all ingredients together. Taste for seasonings and add more salt if necessary. Chill pasta salad for at least 1 hour before serving.