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    Macaroni Salad w/Cream Dijon Dressing

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    List of Ingredients

    1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
    1/4 cup chopped shallot
    1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons nonfat sour cream
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    8 ounces uncooked large elbow macaroni
    2/3 cup fresh green peas
    2/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
    2/3 cup finely diced red onion
    1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
    1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    3 slices bacon, fat removed, 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.
    Add peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain.
    Combine pea/ pasta mixture, bell pepper, and next 4 ingredients 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.




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