Honeyed Fuji Apple Pasta Salad

Honeyed Fuji Apple Pasta Salad

YIELD: Makes 12 servings


16 oz. - small shell pasta, dry

3/4 cup - honey

3/4 cup - mayonnaise

1/2 cup - lemon juice

1/4 cup - Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. - salt

1/4 cup - Parsley, stems removed

1 1/2 tsp. - dried thyme

2 - Fuji apples, cored and chopped in 1/4-inch dice

2 1/2 cups - fully cooked boneless ham, chopped in 1/4-inch dice

3/4 cup - celery, chopped in 1/4-inch dice

1/2 cup - coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain very well and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, make dressing:

Put honey, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and salt in blender jar and whirl on medium for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Add parsley and thyme; pulse to chop herbs.

In large bowl, gently toss together pasta, apples, ham, celery and dressing. Cover and chill for one hour.

Stir in walnuts and serve.