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Peas & Ham Pasta Salad


From EatingWell:  May/June 2013

This creamy pasta salad recipe with peas, ham and mushrooms is lower in calories and fat compared to a classic pasta salad. Using whole-wheat pasta and loading it with plenty of vegetables makes it as nutritious as it is delicious. If you have fresh-shelled peas on hand, use those instead of frozen peas. For the best flavor, combine the pasta salad with the dressing about 1 hour before serving.

6 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes



Pasta Salad


  1. To prepare dressing: Mash garlic and salt in a medium bowl with the back of a spoon into a chunky paste. Add buttermilk, mayonnaise, dill and vinegar; whisk until combined.
  2. To prepare pasta salad: Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Add mushrooms, peas, ham, onion, eggs, cheese, pepper and the dressing; toss to coat.


Per serving : 315 Calories; 9 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 88 mg Cholesterol; 40 g Carbohydrates; 21 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 671 mg Sodium; 379 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1/2 medium fat meat, 1/2 high fat meat, 1/2 fat

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