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Fettuccine and Ham Salad

No recipe image available.Need a change from leftover ham sandwiches? Try this simple pasta salad. Serve as part of a buffet or have as a light lunch with breadsticks and fresh fruit.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 pound fully-cooked boneless ham
1/2 cup diagonally-sliced carrots
8 ounces spinach fettucine
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/8 teaspoon dried basil, crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut ham into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside.
  2. Place carrots in steamer basket over water. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Cook fettucine according to package directions. Rinse well with hot water.
  4. In a large bowl combine ham, carrots, fettucine and onion.
  5. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, oil, tarragon and basil; cover and shake well. Pour over fettucine mixture. Toss gently to coat. Chill 2 to 4 hours. Toss again before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.