Pasta & Ham Salad Primavera
What can you do with all that left over ham? Make Pasta & Ham Salad Primavera. Cut up the ham into 1/4 inch strips and freeze in food safe freezer bags. The ham will be ready for adding to your summer recipes.
1 16 oz package bow tie pasta (or any you prefer)
1 cup or more cooked ham (cut into 1/4 inch long strips)
2 cups frozen petite peas
1/2 cooked roasted red pepper (finely diced)
1 slice red onion (finely minced)
2 ounces cheddar cheese (chopped into small pieces) (optional)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning mix
Fresh crushed black pepper
1 squirt lemon juice
Cook the pasta as per package directions. Turn off heat, 5 minutes before the pasta is cooked add the ham, peas, and peppers and let simmer for a few minutes. The peas are very tender so they’ll cook with the heat from the pasta.
Add the remaining ingredients and toss gently.
Taste and add more pepper or seasoning if desired. Place in the refrigerator to cool. Serve and enjoy!