Show-Off Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


16-18 servings

Updated: Nov. 09, 2022
People tell me they can't stay away from this fresh-tasting salad, with its layers of lettuce, green pepper, cucumber, macaroni, hard-cooked eggs, ham and more. Mustard and pepper give a little zip to the creamy mayonnaise dressing. -C. Neomi Drummond, Des Moines, Iowa


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham, optional
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown or horseradish mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.
  2. Place lettuce in a shallow 3-qt. dish; top with the green pepper, cucumber, macaroni, eggs, cabbage, red onion, carrots, ham if desired, peas and cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, sour cream, 1/4 cup of green onions, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper; spread over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining green onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 200 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.