Pasta Salad With Avocado Dressing
|Lean ham||1⁄4 Pound (Unsliced)|
|Pasta shells||1⁄2 Pound|
|Mayonnaise||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Cider vinegar||2 Tablespoon|
|Dijon mustard||1 Teaspoon|
1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2 Meanwhile, cut the ham, celery and tomatoes into 1/2-inch cubes.
3 Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes or according to package directions.
4 Meanwhile, make the dressing: In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Stir in the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.
5 Drain the pasta, rinse it under cold running water and drain well. Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl.
6 Add the ham, celery and tomatoes to the pasta and toss gently. Add the dressing and stir gently to evenly coat the ingredients.