Ham and Pea Pasta Salad

By Kara
February 25, 2019
Ham and Pea Pasta Salad

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan, divided
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound shaped pasta, such as lumache, fusili or shorter rigatoni
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 pound ham, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Combine arugula, nuts, 1/2 cup of parmesan, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season well with salt. Add pasta and follow package instructions, cooking until al dente. Before draining, reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  3. Return drained pasta to pot, stir in the pesto, peas, ham and remaining grated cheese. Add reserved pasta water as needed and mix well to combine. Taste, add more salt and pepper if desired. Serve.

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