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Recipe: Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad

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.

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  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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10 Comments

  1. The Tall Chick {Mary} says:

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

  2. Ginger Snaps says:

    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. 🙂

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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

  4. Katie @ This Chick Cooks says:

    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 🙂

    Katie

  5. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    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. Yummy. This is like my cucumber salad except with pasta. I never thought of adding pasta.
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  7. Mary @ Redo 101 says:

    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!

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