KETO LOW-CARB PALEO COLD PASTA SALAD WITH HAM

KETO LOW-CARB PALEO COLD PASTA SALAD WITH HAM

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Keto Low-Carb Paleo cold pasta salad is so enjoyable in all seasons with barbecued or roasted proteins like chicken, duck, lamb, beef, or even grilled fish.  When following a Keto, Low-Carb, or Paleo path, we almost must concede to the fact that pasta — with that al dente nature — is forbidden.  But that’s not the case.  I’ve tweaked this recipe to provide Keto and Paleo pasta noodles that are high in healthy fat and low in carbs. These Keto, Low-Carb, and Paleo-friendly noodles are thicker and not like wheat pasta, but have their own lovely taste profile.  Dense.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB PALEO COLD PASTA SALAD WITH HAM?

This salad has lots of taste and flavours taking place.  There are two main tastes, the natural Dijon mustard bite and the tanginess (fresh lemon) found in the mustard dressing.  Mustard and ham naturally harmonize.  This hint of lemon tanginess sings alongside the light saltiness of the sodium-reduced ham.  The onion and red pepper add crunchiness.  The noodles are dense and chewy and satisfying.  So there are lots of tastes and flavours hanging out in this cold pasta salad.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING (BASED ON 4 SERVINGS)?

Keto Almond-Flour-Based Pasta                         Keto 2 Ingredient Pasta

Calories: 260                                                        Calories: 771.14

Net Carbs:  2.7.                                                      Net Carbs: 6.49

Fiber:  18.8g                                                            Fiber: Zero

Sodium: 493 mg                                                  Sodium: 1110.82 mg

Saturated Fat: 2.9 g                                                Saturated Fat: 54.77 g

Zoodles also an option.  However, for me they do not satisfy that al dente craving. Don’t get me wrong, I do like zoodles in summer cold pastas drizzled in a light oil.  Refreshing!  But not al dente.

WHAT ARE THE KETO LOW-CARB PALEO PASTA’S MAIN INGREDIENTS?

The main ingredients in this pasta are almond flour, xanthan gum, flax meal, and eggs. 

HOW ARE THE KETO LOW-CARB PALEO PASTA NOODLES PREPARED? 

These Keto/Paleo pasta or noodles are very dense and filling. Make the dough in a bowl and by hand or in a food processor or mixer. (Mixer is easiest.) Place all ingredients in the bowl.  Mix well. If making by hand pull the dough together with your hands. Start with 2 ½ cup of almond flour.  Add more if needed.  Dough should be firm. Transfer to a clean bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. 

When ready to use, cut the dough in half.  Cover half of the dough ball with a wet cloth.  Transfer the other half to a large piece of parchment paper.  Flatten the ball on the parchment. Using the flat side of a long knife or pastry cutter, shape the ball into a 4” X 4” square. Top the square with another sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, and roll out a square about 8” X 8”. Lift the top parchment paper. Using a long knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1/8th-inch noodles. 

When ready to dine, boil the water.  Add olive oil to water.  Add the noodles.  Boil the noodles for 3 minutes. Drain the noodles in a colander and run cool water over them to prevent sticking. 

WHAT ARE THE TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST KETO LOW-CARB PALEO NOODLES?

  • Make sure the sauce or soup is ready to go before you cook the noodles.
  • Use more boiling water than you normally would for wheat-based noodles.  This ensures the noodles won’t stick together.
  • Gently drop the noodles into the water.  Using a rubber spatula swirl the water slowly and cook the noodles for 30 seconds.  If you cook the noodles for too long they will fall apart.
  • Rinse the noodles under cool water so they don’t stick together.

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB PALEO COST PASTA SALAD WITH HAM?

If you are not so strict on your Paleo or Whole30 diet, you may want to include a glass of wine.  Summer dining demands a chilled wine.  You can go with a white or light, fruity red meant to be chilled for an hour in the refrigerator before serving.  The tastes and flavours of this salad requires a wine with a hint of sweetness to offset the bite of Dijon and saltiness of the ham.  Choose an off-dry rose.  The hint of sweetness in the wine will also add some viscosity, and therefore weight, to the wine to pair nicely with the density of the grain-free pasta.

HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE KETO LOW-CARB PALEO-COMPLIANT MAYONNAISE?

Here is a video to show you how to make Keto Low-Carb Paleo-Compliant Mayo:

HOW DO YOU MAKE KETO LOW-CARB PALEO PASTA?

Fold together pasta, veggies, ham, and mayo.
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KETO LOW-CARB PALEO COLD PASTA SALAD WITH HAM

Keto Low-Carb Paleo Cold Pasta Salad with Ham can be enjoyed as a main course or as a small side dish alongside your protein.  Delish in the summer with BBQ. The recipe uses low-carb pasta, compliant ham, Dijon, red pepper, and scallions.  If you are hunting for a Keto Low-Carb Paleo cold pasta salad paired with wine, check out this recipe!

  • Author: KETO PALEO SHARI MAC
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: KETO PALEO
  • Method: MIXING
  • Cuisine: LUNCH, BRUNCH, DINNER
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale

Mayo:

Yolks from 2 to 3 eggs

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 cup olive oil or avocado oil 

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (optional)

Noodles:

3 cups almond flour

3 teaspoons xanthan gum

¼ cup ground flax meal

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon olive oil (for water)

 

Salad:

2 cups cubed cooked ham (Keto) or fresh ham (Paleo)

1/2 red pepper, diced

3 scallions, chopped

1/2 cup homemade Keto Paleo-compliant mayo (see recipe above)

Instructions

To prepare mayo, make sure eggs and oil are at room temperature.   n the small bowl add yolks, mustard, lemon juice and season with freshly ground black pepper.  Use an immersion blender or balloon whisk for 30 seconds until the yolks are thick.  Whisk or blend for another 20 seconds.  While whisking or blending, add tiny drops of the oil into the mixture.  Just drops.  Keep whisking or blending.  Do this until you’ve added 1/4 cup of the oil.  This is important for proper emulsification.  Otherwise, the oil will split from the other ingredients.  When the mixture begins to thicken and emulsify, continue to add the rest of the oil now at a steady pace in a stream.  When all of the oil has been added, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and process for an extra 10 seconds.  Cover and set in the refrigerator until needed.

Taste mayonnaise.  Add more lemon juice or vinegar is you like a tangy version. 

These Keto/Paleo pasta or noodles are very dense and filling. Make the dough in a bowl and by hand or in a food processor or mixer. (Mixer is easiest.) Place all ingredients in the bowl.  Mix well. If making by hand pull the dough together with your hands. Start with 2 ½ cup of almond flour.  Add more if needed.  Dough should be firm. Transfer to a clean bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. 

 

When ready to use, cut the dough in half.  Cover half of the dough ball with a wet cloth.  Transfer the other half to a large piece of parchment paper.  Flatten the ball on the parchment. Using the flat side of a long knife or pastry cutter, shape the ball into a 4” X 4” square. Top the square with another sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, and roll out a square about 8” X 8”. Lift the top parchment paper. Using a long knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1/8th-inch noodles. 

 

When ready to dine, boil the water.  Add olive oil to water.  Add the noodles.  Boil the noodles for 3 minutes. Drain the noodles in a colander and run cool water over them to prevent sticking. 

 

To prepare salad, add the ham, pepper, and scallions.  Cover and refrigerate.  Just before serving fold in the mayo.  Serve chilled. Add to noodles diced ham, red pepper, and scallions.  Set in the refrigerator to cool.  Before serving add XX cup of homemade mayo.  Serve. 

Notes

When calculating the nutritional value of this recipe, be sure to include the nutritional value for the mayo.  The recipe uses about 1/4 cup.

Here is the nutritional value of one cup of the homemade mayo: 

480 calories

54.1 total fat

8.5 saturated fat

157 cholesterol

96 sodium

1.5 carbs

0.3 fiber

0 sugars

2.4 proteins

 

The nutritional value of this dish is based on the keto version, does not include the mayo (so calculate as needed), and is approximate.  One serving has 8.1 net carbs.  Also, keep in mind that ham is high in sodium and should be consumed on occasion.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 2.1
  • Sodium: 1974
  • Fat: 30.3
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6
  • Carbohydrates: 26.8
  • Fiber: 18.7
  • Protein: 34
  • Cholesterol: 251

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