Hawaiian Pasta Salad
This deliciously easy macaroni salad, with cubes of tender cooked ham, chunks of sweet pineapple and fresh cilantro is sure to be a big hit.
1/2 pound dry elbow macaroni, prepared according to package directions and cooled
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice, drained (reserve liquid for dressing)
1 cup cubed cooked ham
1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Tablet, crushed
2 tablespoons hot water
Half of 7.6 fluid-ounce can NESTLÉ Media Crema Ligera Lite Table Cream*
1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- Combine macaroni, pineapple chunks and ham in large bowl; set aside.
- Dissolve bouillon in hot water. Combine dissolved bouillon, media crema, pineapple juice, mayonnaise and vinegar in small bowl. Add dressing to pasta mixture; mix well.
- Add chopped cilantro. Serve immediately at room temperature or chilled.
Makes 8 servings.
*Or substitute with a 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream.
Tip: This refreshing salad is also delicious with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (toasting the nuts makes them even better!).
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 380 mg Carbohydrates: 31 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 9 g Protein: 8 g.
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