Ham and Pepper Pasta Salad

Ham and Pepper Pasta Salad


247 people made this

About this recipe: A tasty pasta salad that everyone will love. Pasta is tossed with ham, peppers, red onion and cherry tomatoes in a creamy salad dressing.


Serves: 6 

  • 225g pasta
  • 450g cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 15 small sweet pickles, chopped, juice reserved
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 250ml mayonnaise
  • 125ml soured cream
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons beef stock granules
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr27min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the drained pasta, ham, peppers, onion, pickles and tomatoes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, soured cream, beef stock granules, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic and 125ml of reserved pickle juice.
  4. Fold into the salad and toss gently until evenly coated. Chill overnight to allow the flavours to blend. Serve near room temperature.

Recently viewed

Reviews (1)


Very nice dish. Can easily be halfed or less to make it a evening dinner for two. I swapped out the sour cream for creme fresche just because my local had none - made little difference. I also forgot Garlic but again, very nice and very creamy. You could tweak the amount of ham I think but overall it definately suited a evening meal. - 26 Jul 2012

Write a review

Click on stars to rate