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Ham Pasta Salad with Creamy Maple Sauce

March 20, 2023 - By Nautilus Plus

Temps de lecture 2 minutes

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a classic ham pasta salad with a delicious creamy maple sauce! As nutritious as it is delicious, this salad is perfect for the arrival of spring and the maple syrup season!

Servings: 5

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking time : 8-10 minutes



  • 375g whole wheat fusilli pasta, uncooked
  • 400g smoked cooked ham, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
  • 150g (1 cup) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, coarsely diced
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) plain Greek yogurt (0%)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) mustard
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) maple syrup


  1. In a saucepan filled with water, bring to a boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. Strain, rinse in cold water, and set aside to drain completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté ham, onion, maple syrup and olive oil for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large salad bowl, mix the ham and red onion mixture with the cherry tomatoes and English cucumber.
  4. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients: Greek yogurt, mustard, and maple syrup.
  5. Once the pasta has cooled, add it to the salad bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients and stir in the dressing. Mix well.
  6. Refrigerate or enjoy immediately.

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Nutritional information per serving: 532 calories | 8g fat | 83g carbohydrates | 7g fibers | 32g proteins

Anaïs Duval-Violton, Dt.P.

Ham Pasta Salad with Creamy Maple Sauce is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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