Bring a pan of salted water with the bay leaf added to the boil, add the peas and cook until tender. (3-4 minutes). Drain and reserve. Cut the ham into small cubes.
In a large pan of salted water cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, when al dente, drain and rinse under cold water. Place the pasta, peas and ham in a large mixing bowl. Add the fresh ground pepper, nut oil, sunflower and vinegar and mix well.
Sprinkle over the grated Parmesan cheese and serve as a lunchtime accompaniment.
You can also substitute ham for other seasonal meats such as cold turkey, cold pork or chicken.
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