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Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

 Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad
The variety of ingredients in Wilma Jones' delicious pasta salad will take your taste buds in different directions. "It's surprising how well the zippy citrus and raw vegetable flavors blend," she comments from Mobile, Alabama.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the lemon juice to
  • the water. Drain and cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, green pepper, radishes
  • and cucumber. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour
  • over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 184 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 254 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.