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Creamy Latin Pasta Salad

 

.
46

Yield

8

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

58

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound pasta, rotini
½ cup evaporated milk
¼ cup olive oil, extra-virgin
1 cup feta cheese
crumbled
½ cup cilantro
1 each limes
juiced
1 x salt
to taste
*
1 x black pepper
freshly ground to taste
*
1 cup ham
finely diced
*
1 each orange bell pepper
seeded, ribbed, and chopped
*
1 each sweet red bell peppers
ribbed, and chopped
1 cup peas, frozen
*
½ small red onion
thinly sliced
½ cup jicama
peeled and chopped
½ cup olives
pimento stuffed
*

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the pasta, stir with a wooden spoon, and cook until tender but not mushy, about 10 minutes.

Drain, place in a large bowl and set aside.

While the pasta cooks, combine the evaporated milk, oil, feta, cilantro, lime juice and some salt and pepper in a blender.

Purée until the dressing is smooth and creamy.

Place the drained pasta in a large bowl.

Add the ham, bell peppers, peas, onions, jicama and olives.

Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently mix it into the salad.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours before serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 142g (5.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34532% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 224mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 13% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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