Tomato, cucumber & ham pasta salad
Prep 15 mins | Cook 12 mins | Serves 4
200g dried mini bow-tie pasta
2 sticks celery, trimmed and chopped
2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced
1 green onion (shallot), trimmed and thinly sliced
350g mixed small tomatoes (tomato medley), halved
200g sliced leg ham, chopped
1 baby cos lettuce, trimmed and chopped
Yoghurt mayo dressing:
¼ cup Greek-style natural yoghurt
¼ cup kewpie mayonnaise
Step 1 Cook pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling water, following packet directions, until just tender. Drain and refresh in cold water. Set aside in a colander to dry.
Step 2 Combine pasta, celery, cucumbers, green onion, tomatoes, ham and lettuce in a large bowl.
Step 3 To make the yoghurt mayo dressing, whisk yoghurt, mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Drizzle mixture over pasta salad. Gently toss to combine and serve.
Good for you ... Medley Tomatoes
A very good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
Provides potassium which may help balance the sodium from salt.
A source of dietary fibre which helps the normal function of the intestine.
Tomatoes are the richest food source of lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family. Research suggests that lycopene may play a role in the normal health of the prostate gland. The redder the tomato, the higher its lycopene content. Rich red tomatoes are also a source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and is needed for vision.