Pasta salad with old fashioned smoked ham and Italian dressing

An awesome salad with a healthy serving of protein that’s easily doubled if a crowd happens to show up.

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15 Min
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10 Min


  • 750 mL (3 cups) of small pasta of your choice, cooked
  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus, blanched and cut into 2.5-cm pieces
  • A P'tit Caprice old fashioned smoked ham (550g), cut into strips
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) of red onion, chopped
  • 250 mL (1 cup) of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) of Dijon mustard
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) of wine vinegar
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) of olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 5 mL (1 teaspoon) of dried oregano
  • 30 mL (2 tablespoons) of fresh basil, chopped
  • 30 mL (2 tablespoons) of parsley, chopped
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) of parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Whisk mustard and vinegar together in a bowl. Gradually add oil, continuing to whisk.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, basil and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix pasta, asparagus, onion and dressing together in a large bowl.
  4. Add tomatoes and strips of pork shoulder and top with grated parmesan.

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