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Leftover ham, lemon and mustard pasta salad recipe

Leftover ham, lemon and mustard pasta salad recipe

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This pasta salad is great for a light lunch or buffet spread. Simply cook the pasta, and mix with sweetcorn, olives, tomatoes, basil and ham, then drizzle over the lemon dressing. It uses leftover ham, but if you'd like to make it from scratch, you'll need 200g (7oz) of cooked ham. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10mins to prepare plus cooling and 10mins to cook
  • 510 calories / serving


  • 150g (5oz) pasta shapes, use whatever you have in the cupboard
  • 95g (3 1/2oz) sweetcorn, drained
  • handful pitted black olives
  • 150g (5oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • handful basil leaves, shredded
  • 200g (7oz) leftover cooked ham, finely sliced

For the dressing

  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 2tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    4.8g 80%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 58.1g Protein 29.5g Fibre 3g


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside to cool completely.
  2. Make the dressing by mixing together the lemon juice, mustard and oil in a small bowl. Season to taste.
  3. In a serving bowl mix the cooled pasta with the sweetcorn, olives, tomatoes, basil and ham. Pour the dressing over and stir well to coat.

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Please note that 200g (7oz) of cooked ham is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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