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Like No Other Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"This is a unique and simple pasta salad recipe I got from an old friend. Fresh vegetables such as grape tomatoes make a nice addition. Great for a summer picnic!"
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Ingredients

8 h 20 m servings 270 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook penne at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Blend onion, cucumber, canola oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, salt, mustard, parsley, and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 270 calories; 10.4 g fat; 38.6 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 293 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made this salad and was very surprised how good it was. I made the dressing as written but changed the ingredents for the salad. Whole wheat pasta, red peppers, tomatoes, celery, baby spinach ...

Most helpful critical review

Cloyingly sweet and too much liquid. I salvaged it with the juice & zest of 1 Meyer lemon, celery salt, 2 stalks of celery, the rest of the cucumber, and strained off the extra liquid.

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I made this salad and was very surprised how good it was. I made the dressing as written but changed the ingredents for the salad. Whole wheat pasta, red peppers, tomatoes, celery, baby spinach ...

I made this earlier today for a lunch I am hosting tomorrow so its only been sitting for about 4 hours and the recipe does state to let it sit for 8 to 24 hours before serving. I wanted to give ...

My new favorite summer salad. I didn't have dried parsley, so I used some fresh. Added small mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes before serving. What a hit! FYI for those who think there's t...

Cloyingly sweet and too much liquid. I salvaged it with the juice & zest of 1 Meyer lemon, celery salt, 2 stalks of celery, the rest of the cucumber, and strained off the extra liquid.

I needed a simple pasta recipe for hot weather for a large group of people. To often I see people picking out what they don't like...the cukes, the tomatoes, whatever, so this avoided that. Th...

Love this pasta salad! I took it to a family gathering and got lots of compliments. I added some grape tomatoes, chopped green onion, and some chunks of cucumber. I will definitely be makin...

made this recipe as listed and added tomatoes, spinach, green pepper, fresh basil. Used gluten free penne. Will try adding chicken next time. My guests loved it!