Farfalle salad with beans and ham

Farfalle salad with beans and ham


Be the first to make this!

This simple, economical bowtie pasta recipe is easily varied: you can use smoked chicken or turkey or a combination of spicy cooked sausage, salami and ham. Butter Beans are the blonde coloured string beans.

Lynn Lewis

Serves: 4 

  • 300 g farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • 400 g fresh butter beans, trimmed
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 250 g ham, in one piece
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 4 large red radishes, cut into quarters, for garnish
  • 200 g light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons herb vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground sweet paprika

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Cook pasta in plenty of lightly salted boiling water until al dente, following packet instructions. Drain, rinse under cold running water and leave to cool.
  2. Place beans, 3 sprigs thyme and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook, covered, until crisp-tender, 5-10 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking water. Briefly immerse in iced water and drain again.
  3. Trim ham of excess fat and cut into narrow strips. Combine pasta, beans, shallots and ham in a large bowl. Finely chop leaves from remaining 3 sprigs thyme.
  4. To make the dressing, mix sour cream, 2 tablespoons cooking water, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sweet paprika and chopped thyme in a bowl until creamy.
  5. Stir dressing into salad. Divide salad among serving bowls and garnish with radishes.

Recently Viewed

Reviews (0)

Write a review

Click on stars to rate