Picnic Pasta Salad Recipe
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Picnic Pasta Salad Recipe

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I like recipes that use what we grow. This particular recipe has been handed down in our family for years. I can't go to a picnic without it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups tricolor spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup small pitted ripe olives
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 427 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss pasta, corn, tomatoes, zucchini and olives; set aside. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all of the dressing ingredients; cover and shake well. Drizzle over salad; lightly toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Picnic Pasta Salad in Country Extra July 1996, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 427 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

You can also use mixed veg's instead of frozen corn.

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