Total Time
40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

A pasta salad that's so versatile, that you can throw in everything but the kitchen sink and come up with a delish salad every time! Makes for a great meal, or side dish on a hot summer day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1419.54 ml whole wheat rotini, cooked drained and cooled (or tri-coloured pasta)
  • 946.36 ml mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrot, peppers, green onion, etc. Use your imagination)
  • 118.29 ml ranch dressing (to taste)
  • 118.29 ml Miracle Whip (to taste) or 118.29 ml mayonnaise (to taste)
  • 59.14 ml sour cream, I use fat free
  • 29.58 ml salad dressing mix, dill flavour
  • 118.29 ml cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 118.29 ml chopped ham (or cooked turkey or chicken)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain and cool. (toss with 1 tbsp olive oil to keep from sticking together).
  2. Chop all veggies into bite sized pieces. I use greeen, red, yellow, and orange peppers for colour.
  3. Mix together ranch dressing, miracle whip, sour cream and dill salad dressing mix and set aside in fridge to meld flavours.
  4. Chop cheese and ham into small cubes or slivers.
  5. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss with dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Any substitutions may be made for veggies, meat or even cheese. Use your favourites.