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Italian Ham Pasta Salad

Author Larisha Campbell

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tri-color rotini cooked
  • 1 lb cooked ham cubed
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes cut into thirds
  • 1/2 each: red green, orange, and yellow bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cucumber skin on, cut into slices or half slices
  • 4 oz colby jack cheese cubed
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade zesty Italian Dressing see below

Italian Dressing

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 cup red onion finally chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Stir well until all the ingredients are covered with dressing.
  3. Cover bowl with lid, or foil, and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (up to overnight).
  4. Save remaining Italian dressing for another recipe or serve on the side.