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Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted July 2016 with better photos and additional information.
Preparing the vegetables for Hawaiian pasta salad
Making the sauce for Hawaiian pasta salad
Here is the recipe for Hawaiian Pasta Salad.
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Hawaiian Pasta Salad
- 1 (19 ounce) bag frozen cheese tortellini pasta
- 2 orange, yellow or red bell peppers, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 cucumber, cut into quarters and sliced
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
- 12 ounces (about 2 cups) diced ham, chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) can pineapple tidbits in 100% pineapple juice, drained, reserving 1/2 cup juice
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice (reserved from the can of pineapple tidbits)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated garlic
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
Cook tortellini as directed on package. Drain and cool.
Combine salad ingredients and drained tortellini in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice, sugar, Dijon mustard, grated garlic, grated ginger, and black pepper.
Whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth.
Pour the dressing over salad ingredients, gently tossing until well coated.
Refrigerate several hours before serving so the flavors have a chance to blend.
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salads are one of my all time favrites
This looks like a 'keeper'! I think it would be a lovely salad for a pot luck and I'm always looking for something new. Your family photos are beautiful. After all these years I see the changes in the grandchildren – lovely across the miles to share this virtual acquaintance.
So colorful. Looks yummy, too.
The salad sounds soo good. I wonder if I can find that pasta in a gluten free way? I'd love to make it if I could. The family pics are such good ones. Glad your summer is going well.
That looks like some refreshing summer eating!!
I always enjoy seeing your family photos! Lots of "happenings" in your world, which comes with having lots of people to love. Good times!
Debby Ray says
Well it looks as though you certainly have had a busy month! I saw this beautiful salad on your facebook page…it is truly beautiful and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and enjoy your week 🙂
These Hawaiian salads have been catching my eye recently, nice to know someone that tried one! I'll add it to the list-Happy Summer:@)
That salad sounds so good.
Poor Jet having to get stitches. Looks like he handled the ordeal well though 🙂
That salad looks so yummy…. will have to give it a try!