Ham and Pasta Salad
Even family members who aren't dieting will enjoy this low-calorie pasta salad.
- Makes: 4 servings
- Prep: 25 mins
- Chill: 4 hrs
Ham and Pasta Salad
cup orzo, tripolini, tiny tube macaroni, or tiny star macaroni
cup frozen mixed peas and carrots
ounces fully cooked boneless ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
green onions, sliced
cup plain low-fat yogurt
tablespoons reduced-calorie creamy cucumber salad dressing
teaspoon dried dillweed
medium tomatoes, sliced
green pepper, cut into half rings
- In a medium saucepan bring a large amount of water to boiling. Add pasta and frozen mixed peas and carrots. Return to boiling, then reduce heat slightly. Boil, uncovered, for 5 to 8 minutes or until pasta and carrots are tender. Immediately drain mixture in a colander, then rinse with cold water and drain again.
- In a medium mixing bowl stir together pasta, peas and carrots, ham, and green onions. In a small mixing bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber dressing, and dillweed. Pour yogurt mixture over pasta and vegetable mixture. Toss until well coated. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
- To serve, arrange the tomato slices and green pepper on 4 lettuce-lined salad plates. Stir the pasta mixture and divide mixture among plates. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Ham and Pasta Salad)
- Per serving:
- 175 kcal cal.,
- 6 g fat
- 38 mg chol.,
- 800 mg sodium,
- 16 g carb.,
- 17 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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