Ham and Smoked Gouda Salad

"I love Gouda cheese. You can substitute smoked cheddar if you want. This is a quick, easy salad that is satisfying."
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  • Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water; drain.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, honey and mustard.
  • In a serving bowl, add the pasta, ham, celery, and cheese; stir to combine.
  • Add the dressing mixture; toss to coat.
  • Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve now or chill and serve later.

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  1. This is really a nice way to use up some leftover ham and it's unusual to have the smoked gouda in the salad. A real nice touch! Made exactly as posted and had a very nice lunch to bring to work. Thanks for sharing
  2. I made this the other day for lunch and although it was very good as is, but lacked a little something for me. I always make the recipe 2 ways, as it is written and then with any changes I make so I can accurately review it.<br/><br/>I used Orecchiette, the little ears pasta, but that didn't change the flavor. But, I did add 4 scallions, white and green parts and just a bit more celery, including the leaves for a bit more flavor. I felt it needed some onion flavor as well as a little color. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (flat leaf) fine chopped. I loved the smoky gouda with the ham. A key to me is to use a good ham. I used a good Deli baked ham thick cut and then I diced it. I make ham all the time, so next time I have my ham leftovers ... I will be sure to make this.<br/><br/>And again, it was good as written, I just wanted a little onion flavor for me and a little green. I will definitely make this again. A very nice easy recipe.
  3. LOVE it!! Made this recipe for tonights dinner and it is perfect! I used Farfalle tri color organic pasta, canadian bacon cubed up, and some wonderful smoked gouda from the farmers market. But of course, (playing on the commercial hehe) I used Grey Poupon dijon mustard Yum! May even add some black olives and green onion next time... Thank You for sharing a wonderful salad!
  4. Yum! I had some leftover honeybaked ham in the freezer and used it in this recipe. Even my pikiest eater loved it.
  5. Just wonderful! This salad was so easy to throw together and tasted even better the next day. Thank you NurseDi for such a nice way to use up left over ham!



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