RECIPE FROM "SANDY'S
Ham and Cheese Pasta Toss
6 ounces (3/4 cup) uncooked orzo
2 tablespoons sweet-hot mustard
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces lean ham, cut into small strips (2 cups)
1 small jicama, peeled and cut into small strips (a crisp, sweet, turnip-shaped root vegetable)
1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely shredded
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
4 ounces Gruyere cheese, cut into small strips (1 cup)
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and cool. Combine the mustard and vinegar in small bowl; stir in the oil, pepper flakes, and garlic powder, and set aside.
Combine the pastaa, ham, jicama, carrot, onion, and cheese in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.