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Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham

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Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham

Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham

Diana Rattray
This is a delicious pasta salad recipe and it's hearty enough to be served for dinner or lunch. Try to prepare this in advance and chill for several hours or overnight for best flavor.


  • 12 ounces rotini, about 4 cups
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 can sliced ripe olives or sliced kalamata olives, about 2 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas, cooked just until tender
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup ranch-style dressing
  • 1 scant teaspoon dried leaf basil, or about 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Cook rotini in boiling salted water just until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Rinse under cool running water, drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in all remaining ingredients, adding more mayonnaise as needed. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Serves 6 to 8.


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 5 out of 5
Flavorful pasta salad, Member djdouglas1

We enjoyed this for the 4th. I used garden rotini for color. It was easy to assemble and even the finicky eaters loved it. No leftovers sorry to say.

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