Creamy Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound La Criolla fideo pasta, any variety
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk, fat-free
  • 1/4 cup La Criolla olive oil
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • La Criolla ground black pepper, to taste
  • La Criolla adobo, to taste
  • La Criolla complete seasoning, to taste
  • 1 cup finely diced ham
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded, ribbed, and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, ribbed, and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped jicama
  • 1/2 cup La Criolla black olives

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, stir with a wooden spoon, and cook until tender but not mushy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain, place in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. While the pasta cooks, combine the evaporated milk, oil, feta, cilantro, lime juice, black pepper, adobo and complete seasoning in a blender. Puree until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
  4. Place the drained pasta in a large bowl.
  5. Add the ham, bell peppers, peas, onions, jicama and olives. Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently mix it into the salad.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours before serving.

 

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