Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes is hosting this week's Presto Pasta Nights #213. blog event. I don't normally partake in blog events and I need to remedy that but any excuse to eat pasta and I'm sold. In the warmer months I love cold pasta salads for lunch or dinner and they are perfect for barbecues, packed lunches and picnics. I got the idea for this pasta salad from one of my favourite Italian salads, Tri Color. This quick and easy creamy pasta with the addition of ham and spring onion produced a comforting luscious lunch for one!
Creamy Pasta Salad with Ham, Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella
75g fusilli pasta
3 slices of lean ham
half an avocado
handful of plum or cherry tomatoes
handful of mozzarella pearls
3 spring onions
1 tbsp of half-fat crème fraîche
salt and pepper
Boil pasta according to packet instructions. Chop ham, avocado, tomatoes, mozzarella and spring onions and mix together in a bowl with a tbsp of crème fraîche. Season with salt and pepper. Once pasta is boiled, drain and run under cold water. Then toss pasta in with other ingredients and serve.