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.


  1. The Tall Chick {Mary}

    July 6, 2011 at 2:09 am

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

  2. Ginger Snaps

    July 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

    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. Lisa

    July 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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

  4. Katie @ This Chick Cooks

    July 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    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. Ms Bibi

    July 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    That does sounds like a hit to me. Pasta and fresh cold cucumbers…perfect summer salad if you ask me.

    Hope you can come by and this recipe at Foodie Wednesday

  6. Kelli @ RTSM

    July 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    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:)

  7. Kristin

    July 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Yummy. This is like my cucumber salad except with pasta. I never thought of adding pasta.
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  8. shopannies

    July 8, 2011 at 1:16 am

    two of my favorites cool cucumbers and pasta together sounds awesome come see me at and see what I shared

  9. Mary @ Redo 101

    July 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    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!

  10. Steph at I'm Still Learning

    May 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Awesome! Thanks! Always looking for new dishes to bring to those cookouts. I’m SO Pinning this!

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