Not Your Momma’s Macaroni Salad

(serves a crowd, can be cut in half)

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1 pound pasta (macaroni, rotini, penne)
5-6 celery stalks, diced small
1 – 7 ounce bar of sharp cheddar, cubed small
1/2 pound of smoked ham, cubed small
8 ounces green peas, blanched
3/4 C of red onion, diced small and rinsed
3 ounces of arugula

In a large pot of boiling water, add 2 t salt and pasta. Cook until al dente. Drain and allow pasta to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and dress with Creamy Dill Dressing.

Dress just prior to service.

Adjust seasoning with salt and cracked pepper. Garnish will dill sprigs.

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2 comments

  1. So happy you posted this recipie! Had this last year at the cafe when I came to visit my parents in Comfort and I’ve been trying to copy it ever since. My husband loved it too, I’m making it as one of his Christmas presents!

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