Cool Cucumber Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
People say this salad is crispy, sweet and refreshingly different. The crunchy cucumbers and tender pasta provide wonderful texture. —Jeanette Fuehring, Concordia, Missouri


  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place pasta in a large bowl; stir in the oil, cucumbers and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 226 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.