Danish Salad

Danish Salad Ingredients

  1. Macaroni (colored fusilli spirals) 200 g
  2. Sweet pepper (large) 1 pc
  3. Ham 200 g
  4. Hard cheese 50 g
  5. Fresh cucumber (medium) 1 pc
  6. Mayonnaise 3 tbsp. spoons
  7. Mustard 1 tbsp. a spoon
  8. Butter 20 g
  9. Ground black pepper to taste
  10. Salt to taste
  • Main ingredients: Cucumber, Pepper, Cheese, Pasta
  • Serving 4 servings
  • World cuisine Danish cuisine


Cutting board, Knife, Pan - 3 L, Colander, Bowl, Coarse grater, Plates, Bowl

Cooking Danish Salad:

Step 1: Cook the pasta.

We start with pasta. While they are boiling and then cooling, you can safely prepare other ingredients. To make the salad not only delicious, but also beautiful, take pasta of an unusual shape, for example, colored spirals (fusilli) or pasta in the shape of a butterfly (farfalle). If you cook a salad with ordinary shells or other pasta, the taste will not be worse. There is only one prerequisite - the quality of pasta. They should be good, from durum wheat, otherwise no vegetables and dressings will help.
So, we pour water into the pan, put on the fire and bring to a boil.

We salt water and throw pasta into it. Reduce the fire to medium. Cook pasta for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the type of pasta. Usually manufacturers write the cooking time on the packaging. Stir pasta from time to time.

After fifteen minutes, turn off the heat, cover the pan with a lid and let the pasta brew for 3-5 minutes. Then drain the cooked pasta into a colander. Leave the pasta for 10 minutes, so that the water is well glass, and the pasta has cooled. Transfer them to a bowl and add the butter, mix.
Some people advise rinsing pasta with cold water so that they do not stick together. If the product is of good quality, this is not necessary. But if you are used to rinsing, then do as you prefer, only not with chlorinated tap water.

Step 2: Prepare the ham.

Cut the ham into medium cubes and transfer to a clean shallow plate.

Step 3: Prepare the cucumber.

It is better to peel the cucumber, so the salad will turn out more tender. Still, the peel of a cucumber is harsh and sometimes bitter. Why do we need such "surprises"? So, we chop the peeled cucumber with medium cubes and shift the clean plate.

Step 4: Prepare the bell peppers.

Cut the pepper in half, remove the stalk and seeds, rinse. Then cut into small squares, put in a clean plate and set aside.

Step 5: Prepare the Cheese.

We take hard cheese so that it can be grated. To do this, use a coarse grater. Transfer the grated cheese to a clean plate. If you want or need to impress, then you can cut the cheese into strips or small cubes. So it will look better in a salad.

Step 6: We are preparing refueling.

Mix mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl, add ground black pepper. Dressing is very important in a salad. You can use one mayonnaise, but without mustard, the taste will not be so piquant.

Step 7: Cooking Danish Salad.

Add chopped vegetables, ham and cheese to a bowl of pasta. Mix well, add dressing and mix well again. Try it, maybe you need a little salt or add ground black pepper. That's it, the salad is ready.

Step 8: serve Danish salad.

Despite the fact that this dish is considered a salad, it is completely independent and quite satisfying. Put the salad in plates and call everyone to the table.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- The main components of the salad are pasta and ham, you can choose all other ingredients to your liking. For example, black olives and petiole celery complement this recipe well. Will he be a Danish salad in this case, I think, is not so important, the main thing is that it is very tasty.

- You can use another dressing, for example, take sour cream instead of mayonnaise - the taste will be softer.