Recipe: Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad

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Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe Pin

Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just have a garden overflowing with cucumbers, this easy pasta salad is always a hit, and it’s the perfect dish to bring to a cookout. It’s crispy, cold, sweet and refreshing – just what you want during the summer heat. Cut the sugar in half to make it a healthy option.

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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
  • 11/2 cups sugar (I usually use 3/4 cup – the full recipe is a little sweet for me)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 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.


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