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Macaroni Salad with Bacon, Peas, and Creamy Dijon Dressing

Posted by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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This looks like a lot of ingredients, but I'm anxious to try it.

 Macaroni Salad with Bacon, Peas, and Creamy Dijon Dressing

Macaroni Salad with Bacon, Peas, and Creamy Dijon Dressing

1/2 cup cream cheese

1/4 cup shallots (chopped)

1/2 cup  mayonnaise

1/4 cup  sour cream

1 tbsps dijon mustard

2 tbsps lemon juice

1 tbsp honey

3/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp kosher salt

8 ozs elbow macaroni (uncooked large)

2/3 cup green peas (fresh or frozen and thawed) 

2/3 cup red bell pepper (finely diced)

2/3 cup red onion (finely diced)

1/2 cup green onions (thinly sliced)

1/4 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped fresh)

1/2 tsp lemon rind (grated)

3 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled)

  1. To prepare dressing, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Cover and chill.
  2. To prepare salad, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; add peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain. Combine pasta mixture, bell pepper, and next 4 ingredients (through rind) in a large bowl. Toss pasta mixture with half of dressing. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Toss salad with remaining dressing, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon; serve immediately.
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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jessicasmom1
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Thanks they do go together good just I am that picky person again with peas.... 

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