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Acini di Pepe Salad Recipe
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Acini di Pepe Salad Recipe

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Looking for a quick lunch idea or fun new side dish? June Herke of Watertown, South Dakota blends veggies, tiny pasta and juicy pineapple bits into this crunchy, creamy salad jam-packed with flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup uncooked acini di pepe pasta
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whipped topping
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • Dash celery seed
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cauliflower
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas, partially thawed
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • Lettuce leaves and minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat whipped topping) equals 295 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, whipped topping, onion and celery seed. Add the cauliflower, pineapple, peas, raisins and pasta; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. If desired, serve on a lettuce-lined plate and sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Acini di Pepe Salad in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p37

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat whipped topping) equals 295 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Acini di pepe pasta isn't always easy to find, keep looking. My local Acme market had Gia Russa pasta. Good Luck!"

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Made this to take to a picnic, tasted after making it & definitely will make it again! Delicious!!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I made the frogs eye salad and loved it!! Many years later, now I cannot find Acini di pepe pasta! Can anyone help me out! Thank you so much!"

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"I left out the whipped topping since I did not have any, and used Miracle Whip as a substitution. The salad was excellent, and everyone at the reunion loved it. Wonderful recipe!"

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I want to make this one at least once a year from now on!!!"

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