Recipe By Phiny
Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional 30m Ready In 50m
Servings 6 servings Calories 273.4

A delicious and light tasting orzo pasta and ham salad. Tastes even better the next day! It’s a great use for leftover ham.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the orzo, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water in a colander set in the sink.
  2. 2 Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, cider vinegar, Dijon and yellow mustard, chives, sugar, black pepper, and salt in a bowl.
  3. 3 Place the cooked and cooled pasta, ham, red onion, green pepper, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss together with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 273.4
  • Carbohydrate 22.2 g
  • Cholesterol 26.6 mg
  • Fat 16.1 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7 g
  • Sodium 683 mg
  • Sugar 2.9 g

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  1. Made this recipe for the RECIPE GROUP. I think this recipe has the potential to be a solid 5 recipe but needs alot of changes. A few I made (left out the onions chives halved the black pepper and added olives)
  2. The recipe calls for 2/3 cup of uncooked Orzo (Organic Durum Wheat Semolina-enriched macaroni product) which will yield about 1 3/4 cups when cooked. I did not add all of the black pepper and used garlic salt instead of plain salt. I also added celery seeds and sprinkled the top with paprika. I used the - Read more ...
  3. I made this today for "recipe group" on Allrecipes. I thought it tasted pretty good. I liked the combination of ingredients. I was surprised though at the mayonaise base. For some reason I was thinking it would be lighter and it also had a strong mustard taste. I did use stone ground mustard for the - Read more ...
  4. I made this for the "Recipe Group" We really enjoyed it. I used finely diced red yellow and orange bell peppers and I also added some finely diced celery. Rather than mixing in the grape tomatoes I used them more as a garnish. This would make for a great summer meal. I will be serving - Read more ...
  5. This is good but I found the red onion a little overpowering after a night in the fridge. I could see leaving the tomatoes out and serving this in tomato "cups" for a change. I'd probably add extra ham the next time. This is a nice way to use up that leftover ham.
  6. I made this for recipe group as well - - - giving 3 stars as I'm not quite sure what to think of it. Not that's a bad thing - it's just different. Using two types of mustard is a nice idea but with the quantities of both it's a little over powering. The amount - Read more ...
  7. Made this for Recipe Group: 23 April '11. We have never had orzo so I was excited to try this. It has good flavor and the longer it sits the flavors meld even better. We think it needs a few more spices - just seems like it is missing something. I will make this again - Read more ...
  8. Made for Recipe Group. I did use red instead of green bell peppers and Vidalia onion instead of red. The onion almost overpowered this for me. Good flavor from the sauce seemed to need a little something I'm not sure what. All in all a nice pasta salad that is something different. Thanks for the - Read more ...
  9. Made this for Recipe Group and thought that it was very good! I didn't have fresh chives so I had to use dried and vidalia onion in place of the red onion. I had some plum tomatoes that needed used so I seeded them and chopped them up instead of the grape tomatoes. I thought - Read more ...