La Tablée Des Chefs : Three-colour vegetable pasta and ham

Three-colour vegetable pasta and ham

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) olive oil
  • ½ small onion, minced
  • ½ small red pepper, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 125 mL (½ cup) green beans, blanched and cut horizontally
  • 150 g (⅓ lb.) Olymel Smart & Natural deli meat, of choice (cooked white ham or Black Forest smoked ham) cut into wide strips
  • 500 mL (2 cups) cooked three-colour vegetable pasta, al dente
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp.) chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, minced (optional)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • To taste, salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on high, add the onion, fry while stirring for two minutes; add the pepper and garlic, and fry two minutes more.
  2. Add the green beans, ham, and pasta, and cook another minute.
  3. Finish with the herbs and cherry tomatoes; verify the seasoning.
  4. Divide into 2 servings and put into microwave safe containers for reheating at lunchtime.

*Chef's tip: For a cold salad, refrigerate. When chilled, add 15 mL (1 tbsp.) of balsamic or any other vinegar you choose and stir well.

This recipe is being made available to you as part of My homemade lunch campaign, an initiative of La Tablée des Chefs, presented by IGA in collaboration with the Government of Quebec. Starting August 18th, make a $2 donation in any IGA supermarket to encourage our youth to cook!