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Cool Cucumber Pasta Recipe

Cool Cucumber Pasta Recipe

From Concordia, Missouri, field editor Jeanette Fuehring reports, "People say this salad is crispy, sweet and refreshingly different."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.