This is a great pasta salad, light and refreshing and a great family favorite! Has Catalina and Italian dressing, veggies and vinegar that gives it that zing! This is best when prepared the day before to get the full flavor!

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

    Advertisement
  • In a small saucepan, bring vinegar and sugar to a boil. Boil for one minute.

  • In large bowl, combine vinegar mixture, Catalina dressing and Italian dressing. Mix well. Add pasta, cucumber, olives, tomato, onion, carrots, and bell pepper; toss. Season with celery salt, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 60.5g; fat 24.4g; sodium 1021.4mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (21)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2004
This is a wonderful summertime side dish with all of its fresh veggies. The dressing is sweet and tangy -- a nice change from the mayo based versions. My only gripe is that the prep time is a lot longer than stated. I knew it would be as I wanted to take the extra time too to cut things up nice and small so it would be visually appealing. The pasta also holds up great with this dressing. Definitely make the night before so all of the flavors have a chance to really soak in. Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2003
Made this recipe to the letter and found it to be just average. Taste was ok not the really great recipe I was hoping for. Won't bother to make it again. Read More
(3)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2004
This is a wonderful summertime side dish with all of its fresh veggies. The dressing is sweet and tangy -- a nice change from the mayo based versions. My only gripe is that the prep time is a lot longer than stated. I knew it would be as I wanted to take the extra time too to cut things up nice and small so it would be visually appealing. The pasta also holds up great with this dressing. Definitely make the night before so all of the flavors have a chance to really soak in. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2003
My husband and I enjoyed this pasta dish. It has great flavor like no other pasta salad we have had. I used Paul Newman's Italian dressing with it and it was great. I hope others will enjoy this dish also. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
My husband and I found it very delicious. It was my first time making a pasta salad. We prefer a little less Catalina dressing and more Italian. Read More
(13)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2003
This recipe caught my eye so I made it and took it to a cookout. It was a BIG hit!! Nice "zing" in every bite!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
This salad has a great tangy flavor - I will make it again! Unless you are serving this to a large crowd you might want to cut the recipe in half. I had a ton left over. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
EXCELLENT!! I have been waiting to find a pasta salad recipe and this one is fantastic! I modified it (just threw a few things in instead of all the veges)and LOVED it! Thanks for the awesome recipe! Read More
(8)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
It was very good and something different than the usual summer salads. It tastes like a spaghetti salad...the only thing I did different was add some mozarella cheese. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2003
This is an awesome salad recipe. My husband loves it. It is very sweet tasting and awesome on a hot summer day. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
I used Kraft Tuscan House Italian and this was so good! The pasta turns pink which can be off putting to some people but once they realize it's Catalina dressing they love it! I omitted the bell peppers as we do not care for them. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2003
Made this recipe to the letter and found it to be just average. Taste was ok not the really great recipe I was hoping for. Won't bother to make it again. Read More
(3)
Advertisement