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Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

May/June 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (76 votes)

A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is loaded with broccoli and peppers. Smoky ham and sweet raisins give it plenty of punch. Enjoy the leftovers for a fuss-free lunch. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This is an awesome pasta salad recipe! We actually forgot to buy the sour cream and white wine and it still came out fantastic! Just pour it over some spinach and you have a healthy, less than 20 minute dinner and/or lunch! "
Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad Recipe

5 Reviews for Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

07/23/2012
Anonymous
Great

Tasted great. I didn't include the raisins, onions, yogurt, or sour cream. I needed a little extra sauce but it tasted great, far better than expected.

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02/14/2012
Pleasantly surprised!

I was pleasantly surprised by this salad! I'm not usually into mayonnaise-based sauces, but there's so many other delicious ingredients in the sauce, that you don't even notice the mayo. I used dill in mine, and it gave it sort of a mediterranean taste. And the raisins give a perfect amount of sweetness! It's a hearty dish, but it doesn't make you feel heavy when you're through eating. I did feel there was a little something missing the first time I ate it, so the second time I added a sprinkle of sunflower seeds, and it gives it a perfect crunch!

Perfect for lunch, quick to make
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09/02/2011
Could be improved slightly

This recipe is delicious. I made it with a couple of modifications, though. First, the raisins are unnecessary. Dried fruit (not fresh) is mostly sugar and should be avoided by most dieters. Second, I left out the honey from the dressing. I'm a low-carb person, and it's interesting that once you remove all sugar from your diet, you lose a taste for sweets.

Tasty and lots of protein
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09/15/2010
Anonymous

This is an awesome pasta salad recipe! We actually forgot to buy the sour cream and white wine and it still came out fantastic! Just pour it over some spinach and you have a healthy, less than 20 minute dinner and/or lunch!

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09/02/2010
Anonymous

This is very satisfying, and you can leave out the dairy (yogurt and sour cream) and still it's great. I sub apple juice and lemon juice to extend the sauce, and you can blend up those juices with a few canned beans if you want the creamy illusion. Lower fat than using coconut milk, which also works for dairy intolerance.

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