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Luncheon Pasta Salad Recipe

Luncheon Pasta Salad Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Just before serving, add the lettuce, cheese and remaining dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.