Yummy vegetable pasta salad featuring fresh vegetables and a light dressing. This salad is great served with bar-b-q chicken or burgers and garlic toast. If I'm serving this salad to seniors, I usually par-boil the vegetables in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, just until tender.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water.

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  • Place pasta in a large serving bowl add the all the vegetables and toss to combine.

  • Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar together, whisk until smooth. Pour over salad and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts

472.2 calories; 15.8 g protein; 97.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 30.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This has a great tasting dressing! I didn't add quite as many veggies as the recipe but it was still good. I'm not even a fan of pasta salads but have made it 3 times in 2 weeks. Thanks Sylvia Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2010
This is a good base recipe but I found the dressing way too sweet. It was much better with 1/2 the sugar plus garlic and herbs. Read More
(14)
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This has a great tasting dressing! I didn't add quite as many veggies as the recipe but it was still good. I'm not even a fan of pasta salads but have made it 3 times in 2 weeks. Thanks Sylvia Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This has a great tasting dressing! I didn't add quite as many veggies as the recipe but it was still good. I'm not even a fan of pasta salads but have made it 3 times in 2 weeks. Thanks Sylvia Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Love the dressing in this. I used Hellman's Just 2 Good mayo and varied the veggies for what I had on hand --was great! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2010
This is a good base recipe but I found the dressing way too sweet. It was much better with 1/2 the sugar plus garlic and herbs. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
Very good pasta salad. The only changes that I make are adding black olives and using fat-free Italian for the dressing. I used tri-color pasta. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2006
This is a wonderful conbination of ingredients. However it calls for too much pasta. Uncooked pasta expands double or more when cooked. Six cups pasta plus all the vegetables certainly would serve more than 6. (When you lower the amount of pasta the calorie contents changes!) Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2002
Really good! The dressing is just like the traditional broccoli salad that I love but no cheese or bacon or raisins. Any of those items would go great in this and maybe make it taste even better but I like this one because I felt good about eating it with out all the fatty additions and it still tasted great. Even my picky friends went back for seconds. I didn't have cauliflower so I doubled the broccoli. Good stuff. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
This was really a good recipe. I made it just as written leaving out the mushrooms because I'm allergic to them. My family loved it. Light and tasty and filling. I did use whole wheat pasta which made it more healthy. Was very good. Will definitely keep this one for future use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
I would probably reduce the sugar next time a bit in the dressing but overall very good! Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
I love this made it exactly to specs. Even better if you put it in the fridge overnight so the pasta can absorb some dressing. Read More
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