Mommy's Summer Salad Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mommy's Summer Salad

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"A cool summer salad for hot summer nights. Goes well with sliced French bread. You can use any shape pasta you want with this salad--bowties and rotini both work great!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, ham, cheese and peas.
  3. Whisk together the ranch dressing and Miracle Whip ™. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2003

I love this salad! My son chose to make it for his birthday - when it was 96 degrees and it was wonderful. He did almost all of the work himself, and added in some green and red peppers for a little extra. We used frozen peas, and increased the amount of cheese and ranch, which may be the reason some findit bland. We've already made sure we have the fixings for this on-hand so we can make it anytime!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2003

I added more veggies and increased the amount of Ranch. This was good, but not great. It really needs more spice.


17 Ratings

Jul 14, 2003

Good recipe. If I were to make it again I would definately add to it. Maybe some more vegetables and other spices.

Jul 14, 2003

This was pretty good, but it was kind of bland. I think it needs more spices, but I'm a pretty new cook, so I don't know what to recommend!

Aug 29, 2002

I added onion to it. It was wonderful!

Nov 16, 2004

I think this recipe is great for when the kids are out playing and i want to make them something light and healthy for lunch. I take the peas out though. The whole family loves this recipe thanks Sue.

Mar 03, 2006

I made this salad for a church gathering and everyone loved it. It was the first thing to go!!! Thank you for putting this recipe online for everyone to enjoy

Jun 21, 2006

Great with a few adjustments. I added carrots, green onion and about 1/4 tsp. each of dill and cellary salt. Next time may add some chopped tomatoes!


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  • Calories
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 833 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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