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Cucumber Shell Salad

Rated as 3.7 out of 5 Stars

"Ranch dressing is the mild coating for this pleasant pasta salad chock-full of crunchy cucumber, onion and green peas. 'Wherever I take it, I'm always asked for the recipe,' remarks Paula Ishii of Ralston, Nebraska."
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Ingredients

20 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, peas, cucumber and onion. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with fat-free ranch dressing) equals 165 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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Most helpful positive review

Man this is good stuff and very simple! Made a few additions to this by adding some cubed smoky ham and cubed cheddar. The ham and cheddar added a smoky saltiness that was a perfect accompanim...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was a little bland. I even added ham, cubed cheese and celery and it still needed more flavor.

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Man this is good stuff and very simple! Made a few additions to this by adding some cubed smoky ham and cubed cheddar. The ham and cheddar added a smoky saltiness that was a perfect accompanim...

This recipe was a little bland. I even added ham, cubed cheese and celery and it still needed more flavor.

Delicious, simple salad, however, I did alter the measurements of a few ingredients. I decided to use whole grain pasta and the box was 13.5 ounces so I used a 10 oz box of peas, 1 small red oni...

It was very plain and didn't have much flavor. I'd add bacon next time, but wouldn't make this again.

I was looking for a simple summer salad and this suited exactly what I had in mind. I only had a huge red onion, so I just guessed on the amount (and went for less instead of more because I didn...

this was really easy and very tasty! i made it exactly as written then a second time with crumbled bacon pieces. Great both ways!!

My kids kept asking for pasta salad, heard about it from a friend. This was easy and very good. They love it! Just adjust amt. of onions to your liking. I like a few, not a whole bunch I am goin...

Was looking for a way to use the cucumber I had been given in a different way than my usual vinegar marinated cucumbers. I used green onion, so added some red bell pepper to this salad for the...