Pasta chef's chopped salad

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Ditalini or Orzo OR other small pasta shape, uncooked
4 ounces Cooked turkey ham diced into 1/4-inch cubes
½ cup Swiss cheese diced into 1/4-inch cubes
3 \N Celery stalks; chopped
3 \N Scallions; sliced
½ cup Diced red onion
¼ cup Diced black olives
\N \N Salt
\N \N Freshly ground pepper
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
¼ cup White wine vinegar

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water and drain again

Place the pasta, turkey ham, cheese, celery, scallions, onion and olives in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

In a small bowl, mix the mustard, vegetable oil and vinegar until combined. Add to the pasta and toss. Refrigerate for two hours and serve chilled.

Serves 6 to 8

Each serving provides: 242 Calories; 11½ g Protein; 33.9 g Carbohydrates; 6.9 g Fat; 12⅗ mg Cholesterol; 479 mg Sodium.

Calories from Fat: 12%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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