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Spring Sweet Pea Pasta Salad


"This quick and easy salad can be served as a side dish or a main course. I suggest serving it with sliced apple, sweet gherkins, or cornichons. Nice bread and a glass of white wine wouldn't hurt either!"
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50 m servings 829 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 large servings)


  • Calories:
  • 829 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 51.5 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 29.7 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 1000 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the bow tie pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse well with cold water, then toss with the olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Stir the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, dried dill, cayenne pepper, and salt until smooth. Fold in the onion, peas, ham, Cheddar cheese, and bow tie pasta. Garnish with the dill sprigs to serve.

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  1. 54 Ratings

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I've made this salad twice. The first time I forgot to add the lemon zest/juice and it turned out fabulous! The second time, I remembered to put in the lemon and didn't think it came out as goo...

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I will not be making this again. I cut the lemon called for in half as per other reviewers and it was still a lot of lemon . It was also very dry. Not enough sauce for the amount of pasta. I was...

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I've made this salad twice. The first time I forgot to add the lemon zest/juice and it turned out fabulous! The second time, I remembered to put in the lemon and didn't think it came out as goo...

This was even better than I hoped for. I had a store bought version and it left me wanting for more. I thought I'd see if allrecipes had anything like it. This is so much better. I love the ...

I had to make substitutions due to ingredients on hand. I used mini sea shells in place of the bow tie pasta. Subbed chopped pepperoni for the diced ham. I had to use plain low fat yogurt bec...

Oooh, Kimberly, you outdid yourself! This was so good, even my kids who don't like peas ate it. This should get an extra star just for that! I used about half the lemon juice called for becau...

I feel the need to not only review this recipe (which I thought was very good), but also to say it's not fair to give a recipe a low rating, simply based on nutritional content.The secret to a h...

Not particularly unique; but still a nice, pleasant pasta salad freshened with lemon (I cut back significantly and just used juice) and kept moist with the addition of a little olive oil. In ke...

I do all you can eat barbecues at my house, and I've made this recipe three times now; it's a keeper. Everyone loves it, even people who don't usually like pasta salad. I use rotini pasta inste...

Good flavor -- love the dill..... but Too much lemon as written....I mixed the other "sauce" ingredients, and added the lemon a little at a time, to taste. Also, not enough sauce in general. D...

Loved the mix of dill and lemon. I did add a bit more sour cream and mayo - just like a creamier consistency - will make again for sure!!