Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup salad and about 1 teaspoon bacon)

This macaroni salad gets a coating of tangy dressing which contrasts well with the smoky bacon, sweet bell pepper, and red onion.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare dressing, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Cover and chill.

Step 2

To prepare salad, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; add peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain. Combine pasta mixture, bell pepper, and next 4 ingredients (through rind) 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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