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Filipino Style Vegan Macaroni Salad

Filipino-Style Macaroni Salad (Vegan)

5 from 1 vote
A Filipino-Style Macaroni Salad perfect for sharing, whether it’s during family gatherings or potlucks. This is incredibly easy to make and packed with pineapples, raisins, carrot, onions, vegan ham, and vegan mayo.What makes Filipino-style macaroni salad distinct are the sweet notes from the juicy pineapple chunks and raisins. I think we Filipinos are known to like things sweet, as seen with this macaroni salad and also Filipino-Style spaghetti, with a sweet tomato sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Sides, Starters
Cuisine American, Filipino, Fusion, Southeast Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 607 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 lb uncooked macaroni
  • 1 small carrot peeled and finely diced
  • 1 small red onion finely diced
  • 1 cup vegan ham diced
  • 1 cup vegan mayo plus more if desired
  • 3/4-1 cup raisins
  • 4 oz. pineapple tidbits or chunks in syrup , drained
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt or or to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegan cheddar cheese optional
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar (see notes)
  • Basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cook the macaroni in salted water until chewy or al dente. Remove from the water and run through cold water to stop from cooking and too cool. Set aside and allow too cool.
  • Prepare the rest of the ingredients. For the carrots, you can opt to boil these if you want cooked carrots but I kept mine raw and just finely diced them because I love the added crunch and bite.
  • Add the cooked macaroni, ham, pineapple, raisons, carrot, onion, mayo, salt, vegan cheese (if using), pepper in a large bowl. Mix everything together and taste the salad. Feel free to adjust to your taste. If you want it sweeter, you can add some sugar. You can also add more mayo if you want it creamier.
  • Place in an air tight container and then refrigerate. This is best enjoyed cold.
  • This is also great to make in advance. You can prepare this a day ahead and leave it i note refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

Sugar and Mayo
Some really prefer a sweet macaroni salad and would add more sugar to the mayonnaise mix. If you want it sweet, feel free to add some sugar.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2548IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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