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Show-Off Salad

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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"
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. 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.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, 1/4 cup of green onions, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper; spread over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining green onions.


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it's a Great salad as a side or as the meal itself... filling!

My sister makes this salad and it is fab! It lends itself well to variations though worth five stars as written. The pasta is unexpected but the texture is not off like you might think. I pre...

This is a very fresh tasting salad, because of all the fresh and varied ingredients. I think that the cream spread would make a very good dip by itself.