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Summertime Fun Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A light pasta salad both adults and kids will love. This is my own creation I am sure many have already tried. You can add or take away from this recipe. I usually serve crowds of 10 to 20 people, but I love to entertain so I also always serve this, spinach dip, potato and green salad, chip with dip and wings... This dish is always a hit!"
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1 h 27 m servings 366
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and cool.
  2. Mix tuna and cucumber together in a salad bowl; stir in cooked bow-tie pasta and ranch dressing. Chill at least 1 hour.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I prefer to make this the night before. If you do not have time I suggest letting it sit for a few hours before serving.
  • You can chicken or ham, just cut it into small bite-sized pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 366 calories; 32.1 11.2 7.9 26 664 Full nutrition

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This was a could recipe I substituted the cucumber with peas.

This makes a perfect and easy lunch dish. I ended up adding a red onion for a little extra flavor/texture

very tasty and good for hot summer days.

10.19.16 ~ A good, simple salad that my DIL loved. With only four ingredients this salad comes together very quickly. I thought it needed a little chopped onion and some salt and pepper. After t...