8 Ratings
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  • 3 Rating Star 2
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  • 2 Rating Star 1

This is a refreshing salad with cucumbers, onion, celery and corkscrew or wagon wheel pasta. Use the dressing as a dip, too!

Annette
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In large bowl, combine pasta, cucumber, celery and onion. In small bowl, combine dressing, buttermilk and celery seed. Toss salad with dressing and serve.

Nutrition Facts

186.23 calories; 3.33 g protein; 17.46 g carbohydrates; 11.6 g fat; 14.97 mg cholesterol; 402.62 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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06/30/2009
WAY too much dressing according to the recipe. I started with 1/2 cup mayo and just added small amounts of buttermilk until I thought it was the right consistency. The salad looked kind of bland with just the cucumber and onion (I didn't use celery - personal preference.) So I added two diced roma tomatoes and a lot of fresh herbs - parsley chives and dill. I used celery salt instead of seed and that helped give it the extra seasoning that it needed to be really good. I'd say the recipe as written is a 3 but with the additions it's a 5.
(19)

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05/05/2014
I did not care for this recipe. The biggest problem is the amount of salad dressing and buttermilk. It's enough for five times the recipe. I knew that it was too much after mixing it together so I only used half to begin with. I ended up draining it all out and starting all over--this time leaving out the buttermilk because it makes it too "runny" and just using mayo. Also a half cup pasta is not nearly enough--try two to three cups uncooked. There is way too many onions and not nearly enough seasoning. I suggest adding some of your favorites. I added a little vinegar and dill weed. It looked so bland. I added shredded carrots for color. Tri-color pasta would be great too. Turned out good...after a lot of work.
(23)
8 Ratings
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  • 3 Rating Star 2
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  • 2 Rating Star 1
05/05/2014
I did not care for this recipe. The biggest problem is the amount of salad dressing and buttermilk. It's enough for five times the recipe. I knew that it was too much after mixing it together so I only used half to begin with. I ended up draining it all out and starting all over--this time leaving out the buttermilk because it makes it too "runny" and just using mayo. Also a half cup pasta is not nearly enough--try two to three cups uncooked. There is way too many onions and not nearly enough seasoning. I suggest adding some of your favorites. I added a little vinegar and dill weed. It looked so bland. I added shredded carrots for color. Tri-color pasta would be great too. Turned out good...after a lot of work.
(23)
01/27/2004
This recipe as is is not good. Before I poured the dressing on I tasted the pasta mixture with a little bit of dressing. I am glad I did. I didn't use the salad dressing/buttermilk mixture and just added a little garlic salt and mixed in some ranch dressing. I certainly used more pasta less celery and onion.
(21)
06/30/2009
WAY too much dressing according to the recipe. I started with 1/2 cup mayo and just added small amounts of buttermilk until I thought it was the right consistency. The salad looked kind of bland with just the cucumber and onion (I didn't use celery - personal preference.) So I added two diced roma tomatoes and a lot of fresh herbs - parsley chives and dill. I used celery salt instead of seed and that helped give it the extra seasoning that it needed to be really good. I'd say the recipe as written is a 3 but with the additions it's a 5.
(19)
07/16/2005
nice taste to it! People eat it up!
(7)
04/08/2007
Ummm it's okay. Pretty light. Great for a light lunch.
(6)
06/26/2012
Great basic summer salad. I add a bit of salt and pepper to mine and use scallions instead of onion... Milder flavor to go with the salad.
(2)
09/07/2013
As is this recipe has far too much dressing. I made a full box of fiori pasta for the stated amount of dressing and adjusted the portions of the vegetables accordingly. I also seasoned this with garlic power dill celery seed and pepper (all to taste) to give it a little more depth of flavor.
(1)
07/20/2013
I only used about half the dressing and I substituted 1 tsp of dill for 1 tsp celery seed. It was a nice side dish as is but I added feta cheese walnut pieces and cooked flaked salmon to convert it to a light summer entree - very refreshing!