Strikeout Salad Recipe
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Strikeout Salad Recipe

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This medley of garden-fresh vegetables, tender pasta and a homemade vinaigrette is sure to execute a triple play on your taste buds. The tubular noodles and round olives will likely remind your crew of bats and balls.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) tube pasta
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 block (4 ounces) provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 335 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a salad bowl; add tomatoes, cheese, peppers, onion and olives.
  2. In a blender, combine the dressing ingredients; cover and process until blended. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strikeout Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p13

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kpkaren User ID: 2650977 30307
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"This is my favorite recipe for pasta salad. I am asked to bring it to many picnics, parties, etc. During the summer when basil is growing in my garden I like to use that instead of the dried. Either way it turns out great every time. This is probably one of my favorite Taste of Home recipes!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 35856
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Very good. I wouldn't change anything about the dressing, but the add-ins you could change to your taste! I didn't add onion, added pickles instead because I LOVE them."

ckrich1 User ID: 3619478 30403
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"I make this all the time , my family favorite. easy to make and carry to picnic etc. I add add chunks of ham and turkey and also extra sharp cheese."

Mattsmyboy1 User ID: 4105553 204254
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"By far, our favorite pasta salad! I will be making this for our neighborhood block party tonight!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 95833
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Correction! Grape tomatoes!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 86811
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Yummy! We used mozzarella cheese, left out the olives, and used a container of grape containers.

~ Theresa"

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