Pasta and ham salad recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook
  • 640 calories / serving
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Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain thoroughly, then toss with a little olive oil and leave to cool.

Mix together the hazelnuts, chopped ham, tomatoes and rocket in a bowl.

For the dressing

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and sugar. Whisk in the oils until thickened and amalgamated. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Add the pasta to the other ingredients, pour over the dressing then, using large spoons, toss everything until coated.

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  • Ingredients

  • 300g pasta
  • 100g hazelnuts, skinned and finely chopped
  • 200g ham, trimmed and cut into cubes
  • 300g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 60g rocket leaves
  • For the dressing

  • 2-3tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1tsp grain mustard
  • ½tsp salt
  • pepper
  • pinch sugar
  • 6tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2tbsp hazelnut oil
  • Energy 2670kj 640kcal 32%
  • Fat 42g 60%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 5g 6%
  • Salt 2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 46.3g Protein 22.4g Fibre 3.5g


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