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Split Pea Summer Salad

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1/2 c. dry green split peas
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 16 oz. ham, cubed
  • 2/3 c. Italian dressing (light)
  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta
  • 1 1/2 c. bell pepper, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a medium saucepan, bring peas and water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until peas are just tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add dressing and set aside. Meanwhile, cook pasta until firm. Toss pasta, peas, pepper and ham. Add salt and pepper. Serve warm or chill and serve cold.

Makes 12 servings.

Per serving: 150 calories, 4.5 grams (g) fat, 9 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate and 500 mg sodium.
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