Rating: 4.5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is always a big hit at family picnics and parties. There are so many different ingredients you can add or remove to make it your own. It is one of my most requested salads. This dish is best if done the day before. I usually will leave it in the refrigerator overnight.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook spiral pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and set aside.

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  • Mix yellow and red bell peppers, pickles, black olives, ham, and onion in a large salad bowl; stir in spiral pasta. Mix in the mayonnaise until thoroughly coated. Stir in poppy and mustard seeds; season with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate salad until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 32.2g; fat 33.2g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 422.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2012
This pasta salad is very flavorful and I will definately make this again! I used sandwich meat because I did not have any cubed ham on hand. I followed the directions completely and think this should be made a day ahead as the pickle and red onion will marinate the mayo overnight. I also used Hellman's low-fat mayo to make it healthier. Read More
(14)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2012
This pasta salad is very flavorful and I will definately make this again! I used sandwich meat because I did not have any cubed ham on hand. I followed the directions completely and think this should be made a day ahead as the pickle and red onion will marinate the mayo overnight. I also used Hellman's low-fat mayo to make it healthier. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2019
Very good recipe! I added boiled eggs and pickled relish. I will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2015
I did add 2 stalks chopped celery 1 can sweetened condensed milk some relish because I didn't have pickles and some mustard. 1/2 cup white vinegar. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2021
I loved that this wasn't sweet. It was very tasty, but it was a little dry to me so I added extra mayo. Next time, I'll leave out the poppy seeds because they didn't contribute to the taste, but they leave an unpleasant texture that lasts long after eating the salad because the seeds linger in your mouth. Read More