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Pasta, Ham and Vegetable Salad

Elbow Macaroni for Pasta, Ham and Vegetable Salad

Pasta, Ham and Vegetable Salad blends pasta with your choice of ham or shrimp, healthy vegetables, Italian dressing and Cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

1-1/2 cup small shell or elbow pasta, uncooked
1-1/4 cup diced cooked ham or shrimp
1 cup halved or quartered cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup Ranch or creamy Italian salad dressing
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 slices Colby or Cheddar cheese
Lettuce leaves (optional)

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, combine ham, tomatoes and green onions in large bowl. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and drain again. Add to bowl; toss well.

Combine dressing, dill and pepper; add to bowl and toss well.

Cut cheese in half; cut again into 1/2-inch wide strips. Add to salad and toss again.

Serve immediately or chill until serving time.

Serve on lettuce leaves if desired.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

Did You Know?

The green color of cucumbers indicates it is a great source of chlorophyll which is a valuable phytonutrient.

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