Smoked ham, crunchy broccoli and slivers of fiery sweet red onions are tossed with pasta and a spicy mustard vinaigrette. Chill for at least two hours to let the flavors blossom, then garnish with juicy red cherry tomatoes for a colorful salad entree.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked tri-color spiral pasta
- 4 cups chopped ham
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
In small bowl, whisk together sugar, mustard, and salt until well blended. Whisk in oil, a small amount at a time. Whisk in vinegar, a small amount at a time. Set dressing aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Transfer to large bowl.
Add ham, broccoli, and onion to the pasta. Toss lightly with dressing to coat evenly. Cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with tomatoes.