pasta 4Today’s recipe is an easy pasta dish loaded with fresh tomatoes and dill.  It’s late July, which means you are going to start seeing ripe tomatoes in your garden.  And now all you need are some great recipes to use them up.  This is the perfect recipe for you to showcase your garden favorites.  And if you love dill, you are going to love this recipe’s incredibly creamy dill dressing.  Attention dill lovers: This will become your favorite summer picnic recipe.

pasta 6This dish is very easy to make.  Overall it’s about a 30 minute project with a delicious reward.  The first thing you will need to do is boil 3 cups of Rotini pasta according to the package directions.

boiling pastaDrain the pasta and let it cool. Now set the pasta to the side and chop up the 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes, then chop the 1 cup of ham, and chop 1/4 of a cup of onions.

tomaoteshamMix the tomatoes, ham, onions, and 1 cup of frozen peas in with the pasta.  Then chop 3 tablespoons of fresh dill and set it to the side.

dill

chopped dillNow whisk the dressing together. Take 1 cup of buttermilk and whisk it in a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise.  Then whisk in the chopped dill, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt and 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar.

buttermilk dressingNow mix the dressing into the pasta and vegetable mixture.

mixed pastaNow refrigerate until ready to serve.  You can always lighten the recipe up by using low-fat mayonnaise.

pasta 5

Ham and Dill Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped ham
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of frozen peas (thawed)
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh dill
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar

Instructions

  1. The first thing you will need to do is boil 3 cups of Rotini pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Drain the pasta and let it cool. Now set the pasta to the side and chop up the 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes, then chop the 1 cup of ham, and chop 1/4 of a cup of onions.
  3. Mix the tomatoes, ham, onions, and 1 cup of frozen peas in with the pasta. Then chop 3 tablespoons of fresh dill and set it to the side.
  4. Now whisk the dressing together. Take 1 cup of buttermilk and whisk it in a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. Then whisk in the chopped dill, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt and 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar.
  5. Now mix the dressing into the pasta and vegetable mixture.
  6. Now refrigerate until ready to serve. You can always lighten the recipe up by using low-fat mayonnaise.
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