Recipe: Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad

cool cucumber pasta salad

Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is always a hit, and it’s the perfect dish to bring to a cookout. It’s crispy, sweet and refreshing – just what you want during the summer heat.

Recipe: Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad
The perfect recipe for a potluck or summer cookout.
  • 8 ounces tube pasta
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar (I usually use ¾ cup – the full recipe is a little sweet for me)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place in a large bowl; stir in oil, cucumbers and onion.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss.
  4. Cover and chill for 3 – 4 hours.
  5. Serve with a slotted spoon.


10 comments on “Recipe: Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad

  1. YUMMMYYYY!!! Hope you all had a great long weekend.

  2. Looks so good. Our garden is just about ready for the picking & we should have lots of cucumbers. We'll have to try this out. Yum! Following you from Tip Junkie‘s link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there. :)


  3. Sounds great! I love cucumber and I've never had anything like this! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  4. That salad looks so fresh and yummy for summer. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)


  5. I'm not a huge cucumber fan but I'm sure my hubby and boys would have no problem finishing this off on their own:)

  6. Oh my, that looks sooo good. I'm copying and pasting the recipe so I can print it – cannot wait to try it. I love cucumbers so much, and the combination here sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing at Motivate Me Monday – and I'm your neweest follower!