This looks like a lot of ingredients, but I'm anxious to try it.
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)
- To prepare dressing, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Cover and chill.
- 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.