Creamy Latin Pasta Salad with Ham

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 45 min 4
Creamy Latin Pasta Salad with Ham
Health Rating


454 gm Rotini, dry
1/2 cup Evaporated milk, Carnation
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup, crumbled Feta cheese (or queso blanco)
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander)
1 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper
1 cup Ham (finely diced)
1 medium pepper(s) Orange bell pepper (seeded, ribbed and chopped)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (seeded, ribbed and chopped)
1 cup Frozen green peas
1 gm Red onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup Jicama (peeled and chopped)
1/2 cup whole Pepper stuffed olive


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, stir with a wooden spoon, and cook until tender but not mushy, about 10 minutes. Drain, place in a large bowl and set aside.

While the pasta cooks, combine the evaporated milk, oil, feta, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until the dressing is smooth and creamy.

Place the drained pasta in a large bowl. Add the ham, bell peppers, peas, onions, jicama and olives. Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently mix it into the salad. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 760
Calories from fat 225
Calories from saturated fat 100
Total Fat 25.0 g
Saturated Fat 11.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.7 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Sodium 1811 mg
Potassium 729 mg
Total Carbohydrate 102 g
Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
Sugars 11.8 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 3.1
Meat 0.4
Meat Alternative 0.3
Milk 0.1
Milk Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 2.0

Energy sources

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