Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hawaiian Style Pasta Salad

Nothing tastes better to me than a cool dinner on a hot day and this was perfect! A little bit of meat satisfies IT Guy and the fact that I don't have to do any cooking except boil some pasta, is good for me! This recipe is easily doubled if you need to feed more than 3 or 4 people and is great for parties! Hawaiian luau anyone? No kidding...this thing come together is no time at all. The time it sits in the fridge takes up more time that putting it all together! Perfect!

Hawaiian Style Pasta Salad

4 ounces bowtie pasta ~ cooked and drained
1 green onion ~ chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper ~ chopped
1 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits ~ drained, juice reserved
1 - 2 cups diced cooked ham
1/4 cup mayo
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
pinch garlic powder
pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, pineapple juice, mustard, honey, garlic powder and pepper. Whisk to blend then chill for an hour or so.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, green onion, bell pepper, drained pineapple and the ham. Toss to combine.

Drizzle dressing over the pasta and other ingredients then chill before serving.

The ingredients. 
The ingredients.

Stir up the stuff for the dressing. 
Stir up the stuff for the dressing.

Combine the cooked pasta, bell pepper, pineapple, ham and green onion. 
Combine the cooked pasta, bell pepper, 
pineapple, ham and green onion.

Mix the dressing and the pasta salad stuff. Chill and serve! 
Mix the dressing and the pasta 
salad stuff. Chill and serve!

This stuff is SO good!!! 
This stuff is SO good!!!


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