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CREAMY LATIN PASTA SALAD {simply delisioso}

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk {4oz}
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil {1.75oz}
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta or queso blanco
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely diced ham
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 small red onion, thin slice
  • 1/2 cup peeled, chopped jicama
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives

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Preparation

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta, stir with a wooden spoon and cook until tender but not mushy, about 10 minutes. Drain, place in a large bowl and set aside.

While the pasta cooks, combine evaporated milk, oil, feta, cilantro, lime juice and some salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until the dressing is smooth and creamy.

Place the drained pasta in a large bowl. Add ham, bell peppers, peas, onions, jicama and olives. Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently mix it into the salad. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours before serving.

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