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Cool Cucumber Pasta

 Cool Cucumber Pasta
From Concordia, Missouri, field editor Jeanette Fuehring reports, "People say this salad is crispy, sweet and refreshingly different."
8-10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. Place pasta in a large bowl; stir in the oil, cucumbers and
  • onion.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad;
  • toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with a slotted spoon. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 226 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 346 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.