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Basil Pasta and Ham Salad Recipe
Basil Pasta and Ham Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • TOMATO BASIL DRESSING:
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with low-fat ham and without salt) equals 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat; also, 186 calories, 333 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol, 26 gm carbohydrate, 8 gm protein, 6 gm fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, onions, oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until firm to the bite; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large salad bowl. Stir in the ham, olives and basil. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Basil Pasta and Ham Salad in Country Pork 1996, p11

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with low-fat ham and without salt) equals 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat; also, 186 calories, 333 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol, 26 gm carbohydrate, 8 gm protein, 6 gm fat.

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