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Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Pasta SaladThis deliciously easy macaroni salad, with cubes of tender cooked ham, chunks of sweet pineapple and fresh cilantro is sure to be a big hit.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound dry elbow macaroni, prepared according to package directions and cooled
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice, drained (reserve liquid for dressing)
1 cup cubed cooked ham
1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Tablet, crushed
2 tablespoons hot water
Half of 7.6 fluid-ounce can NESTLÉ Media Crema Ligera Lite Table Cream*
1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine macaroni, pineapple chunks and ham in large bowl; set aside.
  2. Dissolve bouillon in hot water. Combine dissolved bouillon, media crema, pineapple juice, mayonnaise and vinegar in small bowl. Add dressing to pasta mixture; mix well.
  3. Add chopped cilantro. Serve immediately at room temperature or chilled.

Makes 8 servings.

*Or substitute with a 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream.

Tip: This refreshing salad is also delicious with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (toasting the nuts makes them even better!).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 380 mg Carbohydrates: 31 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 9 g Protein: 8 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.