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Ham & Dill Pasta Salad
I don't know about you, but come January I can get pretty tired of hearty winter soups and roasts. Sometimes you want something a little lighter. This savory pasta salad has a wonderful bite to it but still tastes fresh and light. It is also a healthy dish to help you stick with your new years resolutions. 

Beautiful, colorful, and healthy. 
2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons finely diced purple onion
3 celery ribs, leaves included, chopped
3/4 cups peas 
1 cup diced ham 
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

First step is to finely dice your purple onion and soak it in cold water. This will help to mellow out the raw onion flavor. 

Cook your macaroni in heavily salted water, for about 8 minutes, until al dente. Remove and drain your macaroni from the pot and place in fridge to cool. Mix your mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper together. Then slowly add your olive oil with a whisk. Once combined add sour cream, cream cheese, and milk and whisk together. Then add the fresh dill. 

Combine your ham, peas, celery, and macaroni and combine. As you can see it makes a beautifully colorful pasta salad, and comes together in about 20 minutes. Its a super simple dish.  

This will serve 6-8 people. Bon appetite!