Summer is pasta season. Enjoy this delicious almond pasta salad. I love the crunch from the almonds.

  • 1 (12 ounce) package of pasta shells
  • 8 ounces diced ham
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil until cooked through yet tender, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Rinse the pasta in cold water until completely chilled; drain. Transfer cool pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Toss the ham, celery, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds with the bow-tie pasta to mix evenly.
  4. Stir the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl.
  5. Pour the mayonnaise dressing over the pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly.