Monday, 9 May 2011

Creamy Pasta Salad with Ham, Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella

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

Serves 1

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.


Anne said...

Oooh looks scrummy! Perfect for my lunchbox too!

Gloria Baker said...

María que rico que rico plato! Look amazing and delicious My son love pasta! xxx gloria

Anonymous said...

This sounds fabulous. Ham and avocado go great together.

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Lynda said...

Sounds yummy - I could substitue quorn ham in mine ;0)

Reeni said...

Delicious pasta salad Maria! I live off of cold pasta during the summer.

Anonymous said...

Oooh how creamy and delicious!!!
I would absolutely love a plate of this!


The Food Hunter said...

this pasta sounds fantastic. My husband just recently tried avocado and loves it. I will need to make this for him soon.