PEAS AND HAM PASTA SALAD

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Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 2 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 1-3/4 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • ½ cup diced cheddar cheese

For the Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine the pasta, mushrooms, peas, onion, ham, eggs and cheese.
  2. In a medium bowl mash the clove of garlic and salt into a paste. Whisk in the buttermilk, mayonnaise, dill and vinegar until smooth.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

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