Sweet-and-Sour Salad Recipe
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Sweet-and-Sour Salad Recipe

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Here's a tasty twist to pasta salad that my family really enjoys. The sweet-and-sour dressing is irresistible.—Sheryl Christian, Watertown, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni or mostaccioli
  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 254 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 594 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a bowl; add pepper, cucumber and onion. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine remaining ingredients; shake until sugar is dissolved. Pour over salad; toss. Chill. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Salad in Country Woman January/February 1996, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"I make this every holiday! My fahter in law loves it :)"

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