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 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 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 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 204254
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

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

lurky27 95833
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Correction! Grape tomatoes!"

lurky27 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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