Hawaiian Pasta Salad



This is a flashback of our trip to 

Hawaii

where all the best juicy fragrant

 luscious pineapple grows!

 
Dole Plantation on Oahu Island, Hawaii

A great tour and delicious Dole Pineapple Whip!

  
Thanks to Bill's friend for this recipe that’s apparently all over the www, but this is the first I’ve laid eyes on it.
 
It’s pineapple, ham, red bell pepper, and green onion, all coated with a tasty pineapple dressing for a delicious pasta salad.






This is another potluck dish for the summer, that’s a little different in a great way.  It’s all about the fantastic sweet and tangy pineapple dressing that’s so easy to make.  

The creamy sauce has a whole lot of tang, thanks mainly to the added vinegar, Dijon mustard and sour cream.  Pineapple juice and a spoonful of honey take the edge off.  








It gives awesome flavor when combined well in the bowl filled with pasta, pineapple, ham, peppers and onion.  

It may not be the fanciest of dishes, but it’s one of the best of the season…

It will surely be a hit at your family cookout or at your next gathering!



Hawaiian Pasta Salad
Printable recipe 

Ingredients:

8 ounces bow tie pasta
1 (14-ounces) can pineapple tidbits, juice reserved
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cups diced ham
2 green onions, sliced thin

Dressing:

½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
⅓ cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Black pepper to taste

Method:

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss with the dressing.
Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
Store refrigerated up to 5 days.


Enjoy it!




Comments

  1. Pineapple in pasta...that's something I have yet to try. Your pasta salad looks very appetizing and comforting, Pam.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! This is the first time I've combined pineapple and pasta, it's delicious! Have a great week!

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  2. The plantation looks gorgeous , and so does your plate with pineapple pasta salad. I agree with you about this dish having the potential of being a hit at the family gathering.

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    1. Hi Duta! It's a beautiful plantation for sure. The pasta is filled with great flavors that we like. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sounds and look delicious Pam!
    Love pineapple :)

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! I love pineapple too! It's juicy, tropical and delicious! Take care

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  4. I eat a pineapple a week:) My fave!

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  5. Looks very tropical and delicious Pam

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    1. Thanks, Larry! Have a great week!

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  6. Pam, My wife would really love this Hawaiian Pasta Salad... I personally can't handle bell peppers, unfortunate since they are so popular. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. It's a tasty salad, Dave. I get it with the peppers, I feel the same about cucumbers. Take care

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  7. Pinning this! I am making a board with great packable lunches.

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    1. Good, Debra! This salad would be great for it!

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  8. I just bought a pineapple...great timing!

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    1. Woo hoo! Time is everything, Laurie! :-) Thanks!

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  9. Dear Pam..
    I enjoyed this post especially the Pineapple which is one of my favorite fruits. This salad looks fabulous..all great ingredients...I will have to try this too...You always have such yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing..and your trip must have been fabulous...
    Hugs Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! I would've never thought to combine pineapple with pasta, but it works great. But then, I love pineapple big time! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs

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  10. Such a fun pasta salad. I would never have thought to add pineapple, but it works famously with the other ingredients!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I just said the same to Dottie above. It's amazing it took me this many years to do it. :-) Thanks!

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  11. I love this version of Hawaiian pasta salad Pam. The pineapple sounds perfect!

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    1. Hi Penny! It's really a good salad and surprised us for sure! Thanks for the visit! Take care

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! It is! And your food always looks good too! :-)

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  13. We love pineapples, but have never thought of using it in a pasta salad! Looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I said the same thing! It's really a delicious combo! Take care

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  14. Hi Pam,
    When were you in Hawaii? Isn't it just paradise? I just saw a recipe for Hawaiian pasta salad the other day. Your recipe sounds so delicious with the pineapple juice in the dressing. I must make this soon and hope it brings back wonderful thoughts of Hawaii while enjoying it!
    Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Hi Roz! Yes, it's Paradise for sure! We were there September 2001, during 9/11. We were on Oahu at Waikiki Beach and had luckily just been to Peal Harbor on Sept 10, then 9/11 happened and we couldn't leave the island, Pearl Harbor and many places shut down. Not a good time to be there, but a great fantastic place to be stranded.
      The salad is great and I hope it brings back memories of Hawaii for you! Thanks for the visit!

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  15. oh Pam, this is an awesome pasta salad...I love the pineapple in it...so summery and refreshing...pineapple and ham is sure a great combination! Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! It is summery and great with grilled meat. We really like it and I will be making it again soon! Take care and have a great week!

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  16. I would love to see for myself a pineapple plantation one day, so cool. And that is one delicious looking salad. I have a pot luck coming up.

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    1. Hi Evelyne! Hope you get to see yourself there soon! This would be great for your potluck! Thanks!

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  17. Hi Pam, Oh I could eat this everyday. This will be perfect to take to a potluck I am going to next week. Thank you, Thank you!!!

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    1. Hi Cheri, me too! It's a great dish for a potluck! Easy and good!

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  18. Yum on that salad, Pam. I've seen those pineapple fields; Hawaii is gorgeous....all the islands. We used to stay more frequently on Maui. Love the smell when they're burning the sugarcane.

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    1. Yes, gorgeous is the perfect word for Hawaii! Have a good weekend!

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  19. Yum yum, I miss our trips that we used to do to Swaziland and the East of RSA where we used to come home with carloads of pineapples and lychees :-(( I use pineapple a lot on cooking as well as salads when we can get it, pasta salad sounds fantastic. Hope that you are both well, Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I bet you miss that! I've never tried lychees, but have seen them in the store. Take care

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  20. This is such a great looking salad! Always love the combo of ham and pineapple, and the red pepper looks perfect with this. Neat idea to use pasta, too. Really fun -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! Pineapple and ham are great together in a pasta salad. Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Hum... will have to remember this for a get together. Thanks!!

    M : )

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    1. You're welcome, Melinda! Have a great weekend!

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  22. What a great refreshing summer salad, Pam! Definitely a reminder of beautiful Hawaii & pineapple plantations. We visited Oahu in April of 2001. Wasn't the landscape was fascinating? And the rainbows! :)
    ~Judy

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  23. Dear Pam, This does sound a salad all would enjoy. I better hurry up and try it since this summer is slipping away so quickly. xo Catherine

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  24. I love, love, love, LOVE pineapple. So flippin' yum.

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  25. Ooh ... I'd love to go to Hawaii! It isn't in my near future, alas. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

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