Mustard Pasta Salad

Mustard Pasta Salad


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A good pasta salad is a meal in itself, a snack that is always ready in the refrigerator or a perfect side dish at a barbecue. This one has a spicy twist.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g seashell pasta
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) distilled white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup (180g) white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 500g diced cooked ham

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours28min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta but do not rinse. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. To make the dressing combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the onion, celery, capsicum, carrots and ham in a large bowl. Stir in the dressing. Add the pasta and toss gently to blend all ingredients. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

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