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Ensalada de Coditos (Puerto Rican Macaroni Salad)

Ensalada de coditos aka macaroni salad is made with ham, scallions, capers, and hard boiled-eggs. A Puerto Rican classic recipe that's delicious, perfect for parties, and super easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Entree, sides
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Servings: 8
Calories: 444kcal


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 scallions finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the elbow macaroni according to packaging instructions and drain well. Let the macaroni pasta cool completely. 
  • Peel the hard-boiled eggs and slice or chop them into bite-sized pieces. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, capers, ham, and scallions until well combined. 
  • Fold in the cooled pasta and hard-boiled eggs, and season generously with salt and pepper. 
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired, and enjoy. 


  • Make sure you let the pasta cool completely before mixing in the other ingredients.
  • Add shredded carrots and granulated garlic for extra flavor.
  • Add more mayonnaise if you like it extra creamy.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg