Ham, cheese and tomato pasta salad

    15 min

    This pasta salad can be a main for a packed lunch, summer barbecue or picnic on the heath. Spiral shaped fusilli pasta mixes beautifully with ham, cherry tomatoes, garlic, fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese and a lightly creamy dressing of milk and mayonnaise. Filling and refreshing!

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    Serves: 7 

    • 250g mayonnaise
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 15g chopped parsley
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 225g fusilli (spiral) pasta
    • 175g diced ham
    • 300g halved cherry tomatoes

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse, and drain once more. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, grated cheese, parsley, milk and garlic. Mix well. Stir in pasta, ham and tomatoes. Chill for several hours.

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    Made this once for a birthday party and have been asked to make it for every party since! A true hit and apparently it's great hangover food the following morning!  -  06 Sep 2014


    lovely -the only tweak i did was to leave out the garlic but it was still very tasty  -  26 May 2015


    VERY GOOD. i omitted the tomato, added 1/4 cup each of finely chopped red and yellow peppers. added diced pepperoni, quartered black olives and at the very end i added 1/2 cup of shredded colby cheese. had to add extra 2 TBS of milk the second day fo refresh.  -  24 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)