A light vegetable and meat pasta salad with unique refreshing flavors.
This recipe is unique in the mixing of the ham and tuna flavors. It really works well, along with the pasta al dente it can either be a side dish or a full lunch meal.
Cutting the vegetables in longer strips along with the ham make the texture of the salad more real, and allows the flavor of the ham and cucumber to highlight the meal.
The pasta cooked a little al dente gives the meal more to bite into. The best way to make sure you do not over cook the pasta is once it’s ready immediately put in into a bath of cool water to stop it from cooking and let is stay there until you need it for plating the dish.
While there is some mayonnaise to give the pasta a little more of a tangy flavor that you just can’t get by using yogurt alone, we’ve added a mix of half yogurt and half mayonnaise to reach a healthy flavorful compromise.
For the ham it’s a good idea to spend a little more and get less processed higher quality cuts. The recipe only needs a little ham so spend a little more on the 3-4 slices of ham it needs.
Once you make the salad it is a good idea to let is sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes to chill.
Below is the recipe, instructions of how to prepare the recipe and a short video to follow along. If you make this dish let me know how it turned out. Thanks, Delicious Eric.Print
A great side dish or main lunch salad with the unique flavors of ham and tuna. Well worth giving it a try.
Japanese Ham and Tuna Pasta Salad
- 3-4 slices of ham
- 1 can of tuna, drained
- 6 ounces dried pasta
- 1/3 cucumber
- 1/4 red onion
- 2 ounces mayonnaise
- 2 ounces non-fat plain yogurt
- 1 tea spoon salt
- 1 tea spoon black pepper
- Boil pasta until it is cooked a little al dente. Drain and place in a bath of cold water.
- Slice cucumber and ham into long strips.
- Slice red onion into strips.
- Mix ham, tuna, cucumber red onion, yogurt, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Place pasta in a bowl, then gently spoon the ham tuna mixture on top of the pasta.
- Serve chilled.
If you are going to spend a little extra money spend it on the ham slices. the better quality the better the taste for this recipe.
Keywords: japanese, pasta, salad, ham, tuna, cucumber, yogurt, mayonnaise