Ham and Cheese Macaroni Salad
1 pound elbow macaroni
3 cups diced ham
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook broccoli until crisp-tender,
about 2 to 3 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a colander to
Add macaroni to the boiling water and cook under just tender, about 5 - 8
minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Drain.
Meanwhile, mix dressing by combining the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and
pepper until smooth.
In a large bowl stir together the macaroni, ham, and dressing. Add the broccoli
and cheese and toss until well coated.
Can serve immediately at room temperature or chill and serve cold.
Yield: 8 main dish servings