Mommy's Summer Salad


"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!"


25 m servings 292 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 833 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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 (TM). Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled and serve.
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  1. 17 Ratings


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

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 ...

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

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!

I added onion to it. It was wonderful!

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 thank...

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

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!

Great quick throw together salad when the weather gets too hot. I did not use canned peas, I used frozen. To make it a little more hearty, I threw in some chopped cherry tomatoes, cucumber and r...