Fresh Summertime Bow-Tie Ham Salad


I made up this recipe while trying to figure out a summer pasta salad to go with our kabobs that we were grilling. I threw in a little of this and a little of that and the family went nuts! To make this healthier, use fat-free mayonnaise and wheat pasta.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow-tie pasta

  • 1 pound ham chunks

  • 20 grape tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup diced yellow bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced orange bell pepper

  • 6 green onions, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup shredded Romano cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

  2. Toss ham chunks, tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, green onions, garlic, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Stir drained bow-tie pasta and mayonnaise into the ham mixture.

  4. Sprinkle cilantro and Romano cheese over the pasta mixture; stir to combine.

  5. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

711 Calories
47g Fat
50g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 711
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1352mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 77mg 386%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 454mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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