Green Bean Pasta Salad

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

A proper Italian pasta dish is lots of pasta dressed with a little sauce. The pasta is the star.


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Serves:

4 / 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg
( 9 oz ) frozen or 1 pound can ( 2 cups ) french style green beans
1/2 c
finely diced cooked ham
1 dash(es)
salt, to taste
1 dash(es)
pepper, to taste
1 medium
tomato, cut in wedges, or salad tomatoes cut in half
1 1/4 c
pasta, bite-size – fusilli, rigatoni, penne
1/4 c
mayonnaise
1/4 c
plain or greek yogurt
1 Tbsp
dijon-style mustard
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
fresh chives, snipped
2 Tbsp
fresh basil, snipped
1 Tbsp
olive oil, for salads

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse in cold water and toss with olive oil.
Top and tail beans, cut into 1 inch lengths.
Fill a medium saucepan 2/3 full of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
Add beans and blanch for 3 minutes, or till tender, drain
Or heat canned beans and drain.
2
While the beans cook fill a large bowl or pan 3/4 full of cold water.
When the beans are done, drain and dump into the cold water. Swirl around until cool then drain and set aside.
3
Snip herbs.
Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
Cut ham into inch squares (or cubes depending on how thick) – or larger if you prefer.
In small bowl whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard and lemon juice.
4
Put pasta, ham, beans, herbs and tomatoes in large salad bowl.
Add mayonnaise dressing and toss lightly to combine – a tongs works well. Serve.
5
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy