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Summer Salad

Serves 4
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

A tasty ham and olive pasta salad with blue cheese dressing - perfect as a side at a BBQ!



  • 1 pack pasta (500g)
  • 50g blue cheese
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic or 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 150ml sour cream
  • 200g ham
  • 100g olives
  • 1 small bunch spring onions
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes or use fresh cherry tomatoes
View the method
  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water until al dente (just firm to the bite). Drain and refresh under cold water then drain again.
  2. To make the dressing, blend the blue cheese, mustard powder, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mayonnaise, garlic, olive oil and sour cream together.
  3. Mix cooled pasta with ham, olives, spring onions, tomatoes and enough of the blue cheese dressing to coat. Serve with fresh bread, salad greens and a glass of your favourite white wine.
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