Spanish Charcuterie Pasta Salad


By: In Sock Monkey Slippers

Course: Pasta Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes 8 Servings


  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground pepper

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved

  • 1/2 cup thin slices dried Spanish chorizo cut in half

  • 1/3 cup sliced Spanish olives

  • 3 ounces shaved jamón serrano ham or prosciutto

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs cut into quarters

  • Fresh oregano and thyme for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse pasta in cold water; drain again. Place in large bowl; set aside.

  2. In small bowl combine oil, vinegar, shallots, garlic, oregano, thyme, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper, as desired. Whisk vigorously until well mixed; set aside.

  3. Add tomatoes, chorizo and olives to pasta. Whisk dressing; add to pasta mixture and toss to combine. Arrange salad on large platter. Tear ham into strips. Arrange ham and egg quarters on salad. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh oregano and thyme, if desired.

Nutritional Information

  • 320 Calories

  • 14 g Fat

  • 37 g Carbohydrates

  • 15 g Protein

  • 3 g Saturated Fat

  • 100 mg Cholesterol

  • 580 mg Sodium

  • 5 g Dietary Fiber

Note: Chorizo and jamón serrano ham can be widely found at most grocery stores and specialty grocery stores in the deli department. Sometimes you can also find them pre-sliced and packaged in the specialty lunch meats section.

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