Ham and veg pasta salad

Ham and veg pasta salad


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About this recipe: A refreshing light lunch, this macaroni pasta salad combines cooked ham, celery, onion, green pepper and carrots with the zip and zing of mustard and vinegar for a dish that's flavourful and filling, without being heavily so.


Serves: 8 

  • 450g conchiglie (small shell) pasta
  • 250g mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons grated carrots
  • 450g diced cooked ham

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, but do not rinse. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. To make the dressing combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the onion, celery, pepper, carrots and ham in a large bowl. Stir in the dressing. Add the pasta and toss gently to blend all ingredients. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

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