Creamy Latin pasta salad

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
450g rotini pasta
120ml evaporated milk
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
150g crumbled feta cheese or queso blanco
15g fresh coriander leaves
1 lime, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
150g finely diced ham
1 orange pepper, seeded, ribbed, and chopped
1 red pepper, seeded, ribbed, and chopped
150g frozen peas
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
50g peeled and chopped jicama
50g pimento stuffed olives
1) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, stir with a wooden spoon, and cook until tender but not mushy, about 10 mins. Drain, place in a large bowl and set aside.

2) While the pasta cooks, combine the evaporated milk, oil, feta, coriander, lime juice and some salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until the dressing is smooth and creamy.

3) Place the drained pasta in a large bowl. Add the ham, peppers, peas, onions, jicama and olives. Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently mix it into the salad. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and chill for at least 30 mins or up to 2 hrs before serving.

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