Veggie Spiral Salad Recipe
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Veggie Spiral Salad Recipe

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My husband and son detested pasta salad before I came up with this one. But there were no leftovers the very first time I served this—now it's a summertime family favorite! Filled with fresh, crunchy radishes and celery, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, this nutritious recipe is one to try with your gang. —Melody Loyd, Parowan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 186 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cucumber, celery, onion, radishes, tomatoes, olives, cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into vegetable mixture.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the dressing mix, vinegar and oil. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Veggie Spiral Salad in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p51

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Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"Great salad for a summer dinner - went perfectly with our grilled port chops. I left out the radishes, as no one in my family cares for them, but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Will make again!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Similar to my Daughter-in-Law's recipe. She uses Ken's Lite Italian and adds chopped mini bologna sticks."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Even the kids loved it"

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Probably the best pasta salad I've ever made. Added a grilled chicken breast to make it into a meal. Used Manchego cheese (available at Costco) instead of Swiss for extra flavor. Next time, I will kick it up another notch by adding either toasted slivered almonds, or cashew halves or pistachios."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Great side dish for a barbeque, although I added a bit of Salad Supreme spice. Yum! Guests and family really enjoyed it.

(Edited for grammatical errors)"

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