Easy Summer Pasta Salad

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A delicious loaded pasta salad perfect for summer!


1 box rotini pasta
1 cup mayo
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup fresh dill, lightly chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 and 1/2 cups cooked frozen peas
1 red pepper, diced small
1 cup diced red onion
6oz sharp Cheddar cheesed, cut into small chunks


1. Cook the pasta according to box directions. The strain, drizzle with a little olive oil and stir to prevent from sticking, pour into a large mixing bowl.

2. To make the dressing, in a bowl combine the mayo, mustard, sugar, vinegar, chopped dill, salt and pepper.

3. To assemble the pasta salad, pour the dressing over the pasta and stir until all the noodles are covered in the dressing. Then add in the diced red onion, diced red pepper, cooked peas, and Cheddar cheese. Stir until everything is well distributed throughout the pasta. Garnish with a little fresh dill. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.