This light, colorful, and fresh pasta salad that everyone will love is great for get-togethers! Easy to reduce calories by using light mayo and light sour cream. If you make this the night before, add a little water and toss again to 'rejuvenate' before serving the next day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Rinse pasta with cold water until cool; drain. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.

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  • Stir cucumber, black olives, red onion, mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, salt, dry mustard, and garlic salt together in a bowl; pour over the pasta and gently mix to coat evenly.

  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 7mg 2% DV; sodium 391.8mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2013
I made this for recipe group today. I thought I had everything for this until I started to put it together. I couldn't find my dry mustard anywhere so I used a 1/2 tsp prepared mustard and I found out I was out of garlic salt which was an omen because it was PLENTY salty enough (I just added a 1/4 tsp of plain garlic powder instead). The cucumber was definitely detectable and I used a small one. This was very creamy so I'm thinking I could have added more pasta since we were eating right away or it would be a good make ahead salad as I don't think it would dry out too much over night. Anyway I think it's a nice change from the traditional salads of this sort that use Italian-style dressing and since I've never used a sour cream/mayo base in a pasta salad before I must admit I was pleasantly surprised how well they work together. I would suggest adding some chopped tomato and crumbled bacon though to make it five stars:)...that's what I ended up doing and it was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2013
I omitted the black olives and added sliced carrots. Those were my only changes. This seemed like the base of a pasta salad. I would have liked more vegetables some grape tomatoes some herbs in the dressing and some lemon juice. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2013
I made this for recipe group today. I thought I had everything for this until I started to put it together. I couldn't find my dry mustard anywhere so I used a 1/2 tsp prepared mustard and I found out I was out of garlic salt which was an omen because it was PLENTY salty enough (I just added a 1/4 tsp of plain garlic powder instead). The cucumber was definitely detectable and I used a small one. This was very creamy so I'm thinking I could have added more pasta since we were eating right away or it would be a good make ahead salad as I don't think it would dry out too much over night. Anyway I think it's a nice change from the traditional salads of this sort that use Italian-style dressing and since I've never used a sour cream/mayo base in a pasta salad before I must admit I was pleasantly surprised how well they work together. I would suggest adding some chopped tomato and crumbled bacon though to make it five stars:)...that's what I ended up doing and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2013
I omitted the black olives and added sliced carrots. Those were my only changes. This seemed like the base of a pasta salad. I would have liked more vegetables some grape tomatoes some herbs in the dressing and some lemon juice. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2013
Made this pasta salad for the Buzz Recipe Group selection. While this was an easy recipe to prepare the different ingredients just did not blend and suit our taste. It is very creamy and the cucumber is very noticeable. I served it on individual plates of spring mixed greens along with grilled hamburgers. Thanks NCO-s wife for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2017
I found this recipe be not as flavorful as I hoped. I did doctor it up by adding a sweet pepper and peas. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2013
Made for Recipe Group. I left out the olives since I don't like them. By suppertime the salad was really dry and I doubled the dressing to start. It was just too bland for us. I resurrected it by dousing in Ranch dressing added some grape tomatoes and McCormicks Salad Supreme. Thanks anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
I did add about 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning mix and also added chopped cheddar cheese. Also added more mayo and milk to make it more creamy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2013
I made this for Recipe Group. I forgot to salt my pasta as it cooked and am very glad I made that mistake as this was a little salty for my taste. Next time I will use garlic powder instead of garlic salt. As the submitter suggested I used light mayo and light sour cream. I also omitted the olives because I don't care for them. Because the volume was less I sparingly added the dressing and am glad I did. This is a good basic recipe to which more veggies like carrots and green peppers could be added. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
Made for recipe group. Very tasty creamy and a keeper. The olives did the trick for me. I wouldn't change a thing. I would double for bringing to a picnic. I did use fresh dill as it didn't say so I assumed. Overall Refreshing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2018
Very simple step up from a box dressing or a pasta salad kit! Very good! Ill be taking this to lunch for the next couple days! Read More