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Luncheon Pasta Salad

 Luncheon Pasta Salad
I first tasted this salad at a ladies luncheon at church. My husband and children ask for this dish regularly. Freshly baked breadsticks are a tasty accompaniment.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 1 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 5 radishes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) cucumber ranch salad dressing, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups torn lettuce
  • 3/4 cup cubed Colby or cheddar cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. Transfer to a large bowl; add the ham, cucumber, tomato,
  • radishes and onion. Add 1/2 cup dressing, salt if desired and
  • pepper; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Just before serving, add the lettuce, cheese and remaining dressing;
  • toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.