Food for an Italian day while using leftover pork meat the smart way.
- Cook pasta according to manufacturers instructions. Add your peas in the last 3 minutes of cooking
- Using a food processor, whirl together the cheese, vinegar, sugar, mustard and pepper on high speed for 30 seconds. Place into a large bowl.
- Drain pasta and peas. Soak up excess water with a paper towel, careful it is hot. Toss all ingredients including ham, well and serve, or allow to chill in the refrigerator for several hours.
Serve ham, macaroni and ricotta as a warm or chilled pasta salad.
If you don't have them, you can substitute elbow macaroni with other short pasta shapes, any short pasta will do, or rice, to make a ham, cheese, and rice salad.
Equally, substitute ricotta with other chesse, if you ike a stronger cheese flavor.