Garden Vegetable and Ham Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

During the summer our family eats a lot of salads. I love how refreshing they are and the fact that they are healthy doesn't hurt either. This salad is a meal in itself or could be used as a side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta in cold water and let chill.
  3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining salad ingredients and set aside.
  4. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  5. Add cooked and cooled pasta to salad.
  6. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
  7. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.


Most Helpful

Now this is a really nice salad (almost a full meal for us) & refreshing after a hot day! We're big on salads like this during the warm summer months, & this recipe is now on my list of cool meals to make! In fact, next time around I want to try it with shredded pork (something I always have on hand)! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! {Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike July 02, 2010

I like to keep pasta salad in the refrigerator during the summer when I'm at work so that my teens at home can help themselves. This was a hit with them and certainly a nice change from the usual Italian or Ranch flavored salads. We loved the mustard and dill - they are two of our favorite seasonings!! I used half Dijon and half brown mustard - as we were running low on Dijon - and it was still wonderful. I'll bet it would be good with honey mustard too. I did not add the additional salt and used a full pound of pasta (5 cups small shells) so added a bit more mayo and milk to moisten. Thanks gertc96! The entire family requested this one again.

Acerast June 23, 2010

Made this with only a few changes. I used only 1/2 the dressing as we're not big on lots of it but I kept the mustard and dill the same. I also added about 1/2 cup of cubed marble cheese, a family favorite. We aren't fans of cold salads so I warmed the ham and didn't chill the pasta which left a nice room temp/slightly warmed pasta salad.

Sam #3 June 14, 2009

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