Soul Food

Pasta salad 😍😍


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (red, green, or a mix)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet pickles
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool it down.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked macaroni, diced ham, diced chicken, bell peppers, celery, red onion, and sweet pickles.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Before serving, give the pasta salad a good stir and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired.
  8. Serve chilled and enjoy!

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