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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 13, Thursday

Ham, Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

    One last summery salad for the season.....

Ham, Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad 

Total time: 25 minutes
    I love cold ham in salads of any type and beans with basil is always a hit.  Here, it all comes together with a lower fat/calorie dressing of half mayonnaise and half Greek Yogurt. 

Ham, Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large pot for pasta, colander, medium saucepan,
small bowl, whisk, pasta bowl, medium bowl

Put water on high heat for pasta
Put water on high heat for beans
Top and tail beans, cut
Prepare cold water for beans
Blanch beans

Drain, plunge into cold water, drain
Start to cook pasta
Snip all herbs
Cut tomatoes in half
Cut ham
Make dressing
     Pause while pasta cooks
Drain pasta, put in bowl
Finish salad and
Serve