Easy Chilled Tomato and Cured Ham Pasta

Easy Chilled Tomato and Cured Ham Pasta

This dish is the definition of cold pasta in our home. Ripe red tomatoes with plenty of basil! It's easy and quick to make, and gives you a boost of energy even on a hot summer's day.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Pasta (thin type is best)
80 g
Tomato (medium)
Cured ham
30 g
Basil leaves
about 5
Garlic (grated)
1 clove
Salt (a good quality salt)
To taste
Black pepper
To taste
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Grated cheese
1/2 tablespoon plus


1. Cut up the tomato and ham into easy to eat pieces. Combine the tomato and ham with grated garlic, chopped basil and olive oil. Season with black pepper.
2. Boil the pasta. -I used a 1.4 mm diameter type. When the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse well in cold water, then drain well in a colander.
3. Add the grated cheese to the mixture from Step 1, taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper.
4. Transfer to a cool looking serving plate and it's done.
5. Please also see Recipe ID: 2259891 Japanese Flavored Chilled Tomato, Avocado and Shrimp Pasta.
6. Also see Recipe ID: 2286396 Chilled Avocado Cream Pasta.

Story Behind this Recipe

This has become a family favorite since I started growing tomatoes and basil in our vegetable garden.