Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

When preparing this, start with half the vinaigrette. Cooked pasta absorbs dressing as it sits, so add the rest just before serving for a last-minute burst of flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente. Toss together pasta and 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large bowl.

Step 2

Cook ham in remaining hot olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute on each side or until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Break ham into small pieces.

Step 3

Add tomatoes, next 5 ingredients, and 6 Tbsp. vinaigrette to pasta; toss gently. Add salt and pepper to taste; top with ham. Just before serving, stir in remaining vinaigrette.

Ratings & Reviews

No ham, no problem.

June 30, 2015
We used prosciutto instead of country ham and ate it as a regular pasta salad without the arugula. Would be tasty with bacon too. Quick and yummy!