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Pasta Salad
Total : 35 min Prep : 30 min


  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup finely diced ham
  • 2 cups chopped bell pepper
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped


  1. Combine the evaporated milk, olive oil, feta, cilantro, lime juice, and some salt and pepper in a blender and purée until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  2. Add the ham, bell peppers, peas, and red onion to the drained pasta. Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently mix it into the salad.
Exchange: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Units: 3
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
7 1-½ cup servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 291      Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value 
11% Total Fat 7g
8% Cholesterol   24mg
15% Sodium   359mg
14% Total Carbohydrate   43g
12%   Dietary Fiber   3g
0%   Sugars   0g
28% Protein   14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: