Ham Cold Salad Recipe

Ham Cold Salad
I really enjoy grilling various types of food during the summer and I always need a great tasting side-dish to prepare with it. A delicious pasta salad always makes a great option. This pasta salad uses shells but you can use macaroni as well. The salad is loaded with ingredients such as ham, cheddar cheese, peas and carrots. Some other good options if you want to add additional ingredients would be green onion and tomato. The dressing gets a lot of its flavor from mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar. If you are looking for a delicious cold salad recipe, give this one a try. Enjoy.

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Ham Cold Salad

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1lb small shells
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¼ cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (diced)
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 2 carrots (shredded)


  1. Cook the shells according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl toss the shells with ham, cheese, peas and carrots. Fold in the mayonnaise mixture until well coated.
  4. Cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator until cool and ready to serve.

Adapted from My Recipe Magic


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