This is a tangy pasta salad that is quick to make and tasty to eat. It's great as a side dish or a light meal. I first made this for my husband and myself because it was too hot in our apartment to cook for any length of time and too hot to want a hot meal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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 the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Rinse in cold water until rotini are cold and place in a large bowl.

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  • While pasta cooks, mix mayonnaise, pickles, mustard, vinegar, sugar, pepper, celery salt, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Stir dressing into cold noodles until fully coated. Add additional pickle chunks to taste. Serve chilled.

Cook's Notes:

You can use whatever kind of pasta you have.

You can always put the noodles in the freezer for a couple of minutes to cool them faster.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 9.3mg 3% DV; sodium 505.7mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2019
We love this salad. I made it for a dinner party to go with my smoked ribs and everyone raved about the flavor. In the past 3 weeks I have made it 3 more times and my wife and I get into it all the time. It is one of our favorite dishes I make! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2019
Well it is ok. But the picture shows pimento stuffed olives and not dill pickles! Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2019
We love this salad. I made it for a dinner party to go with my smoked ribs and everyone raved about the flavor. In the past 3 weeks I have made it 3 more times and my wife and I get into it all the time. It is one of our favorite dishes I make! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
6.9.18 This is a nice pasta salad the dill pickles are the star. So many pasta salads taste too mayonnaise-y to me but the addition of the red wine vinegar gives this some tang. In the future I ll probably add a few chopped onions and cut back the basic salt but increase the celery salt a bit since that s a nice flavor in this salad. Garnished with some sliced olives for a little pop of color. notimetocook thanks for sharing your recipe we enjoyed it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2019
I also added cheese black olives hard boiled eggs and potatoes- couldn t resist. I used more pickle juice in the dressing too. This recipe is a great base to add whatever you prefer in addition! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2019
Well it is ok. But the picture shows pimento stuffed olives and not dill pickles! Read More
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