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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