Homemade Ranch Dressing

9 ounces cheese-filled tortellini, cooked and cooled
1 c. diced (cubed) ham
3/4 frozen baby peas, thawed*
1/2 c. Swiss cheese, cubed
2 T. minced green onions
1 T. minced parsley
2 c. prepared Hidden Valley Ranch Original Salad Dressing** (1 package Ranch salad dressing)

How to make it

Prepare your dressing and set aside.
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour dressing over ingredients and toss to coat evenly.  Chill until ready to serve.

*I prefer to use cut up snap peas (normally) in place of the frozen peas.  You can use whichever you prefer, I just like the little bit of crunch from the snap peas in the salad.  Unfortunately, my store was out.  Hear that quite often don’t you? Dang small towns.

**To make the dressing I use 1/2 c. milk and 1/2 c. buttermilk and 1 c. mayo, it’s just a personal preference but, I think it really adds to the dish.  In fact, people ask what the “secret” dressing is…lol!

Double or triple recipe depending on crowd size.  This batch was quadrupled and filled a roaster pan to the brim.

Serves: 4-6