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Creepy-Crawly Pasta Salad

 Creepy-Crawly Pasta Salad
As a change of pace from pasta salads featuring Italian salad dressing or mayonnaise, our Test Kitchen developed a delicious sweet-and-sour dressing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
13 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked fusilli pasta or other spiral pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini, julienned
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup colossal ripe olives, halved
  • 3/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. Place in a large bowl; add the zucchini, tomatoes,
  • cauliflower, olives, green pepper and red onion.
  • In a blender, combine the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, onion, garlic,
  • paprika and salt; cover and process until blended. While processing,
  • gradually add oil in a steady stream; process until thickened. Pour

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Creepy-Crawly Pasta Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • over pasta salad; toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 13
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 363 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.